Friday, 12 February 2016

Ubara Risokyo, Katsuura, Chiba

I really enjoy this place !

I hope to go there again during my next trip in Japan.

Thursday, 4 February 2016

Cape Hachiman

Bronze statue of Yōjuin, a concubine of the daimyo Toyotomi Hideyoshi(1536-1598).

Situated in the city of Katsuura on the Southeast of Chiba Prefecture, Cape Hachiman takes its name from a mythological god of archery and war. 

During the Heian period (794-1185), it was a natural point of maritime defense.

Wednesday, 3 February 2016


Onjuku on the Pacific Coast of Chiba prefecture is very popular with surfers.

The statue Tsuki no Sabaku (Desert of the Moon) has been erected in the late 1960’s to commemorate a song inspired by this beach.

Tuesday, 2 February 2016

Here I am again ^^

After almost one year, here I am again on my blog.
I have many posts to publish as in December I started my fourth trip to Japan. That time the purpose was wedding.

Now I'm back in Europe, but I miss this view from my husband's home in Katsuura, Chiba.

Friday, 20 February 2015

Higashi Honganji

Higashi Honganji (eastern Temple of the Original Wow) is the other temple of the Jodo Shin sect (True pure Land sect).
It has been established in 1602 by the Shogun Tokugawa Ieyasu when he split the Shin sect in two in order to diminish its power.

Its main hall, the Goeido, is Kyoto's largest wooden structure and it is dedicated to Shinran, the sect's founder.

Wednesday, 18 February 2015

Ryoma Sakamoto in Fushimi

Fushimi is one of the eleven wards of Kyoto.
It is well known for its Inari shrine, its breweries of sake but also for Ryoma-dori shopping street which name comes from Ryoma Sakamoto, the famous samurai.

In 1866, Ryoma Sakamoto was attacked by the Bakufu government force while he was at a meeting at Teradaya's Inn.
He managed to escape thanks to his Smith & Wesson revolver but also to Oryo who became later his wife.

This shop shutter art with picture of Ryoma Sakamoto has been prepared for the Fushimi +Art Festival with the collaboration of the Kyoto University of Art and Design.

Tuesday, 17 February 2015

Nishi Honganji - Kyoto

Nishi Hongan-ji (Western Temple of the Original Vow) is one of the two temples of the Jodo Shinshu Honganji sect of Buddhism in Kyoto. The other one is Higashi Honganji (Eastern Temple of the Original Vow).

It is believed that this temple originated with the construction of the mausoleum that contained the grave of the high priest Shinran, who was the founder of this temple. 
Nishi Hongan-ji is listed as one of the Historic Monuments of Ancient Kyoto as a UNESCO World Heritage SIte.