Tōfuku-ji (東福寺) is a Buddhist temple in Higashiyama-ku in Kyoto, Japan. Tōfuku-ji takes its name from two temples in Nara, Tōdai-ji and Kōfuku-ji. It is one of the so-called Kyoto Gozan or "five great Zen temples of Kyoto". Its honorary sangō prefix is Enichi-san (慧日山).---
Kennin-ji (建仁寺) is a historic Zen Buddhist temple in Higashiyama, Kyoto, Japan, near Gion, at the end of Hanami Lane. It is considered to be one of the so-called Kyoto Gozan or "five most important Zen temples of Kyoto".---
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The Ishikawa Prefectural Museum of Traditional Arts and Crafts (石川県立伝統産業工芸館) is a museum about traditional arts and crafts located in Kenroku-en, Kanazawa, Ishikawa Prefecture. The museum exhibits 36 different types of crafts of Ishikawa Prefecture, which are Kaga Yuzen Silk Dyeing, Ushikubi Pongee, Kaga Embroidery, Noto Linen, Kanazawa Japanese Umbrella, Kaga Paper Stencils, Kutani Porcelain, Wajima Urushi Lacquer Ware, Yamanaka Urushi Lacquer Ware, Kanazawa Urushi Lacquer Ware, Suzu Pottery, Kanazawa Ohi Ware, Kanazawa Tea Ceremony Kettle, Kanazawa Gold Leaf, Ishikawa's Washi Paper, Kanazawa Paulownia Ware, Kaga Cypress Wickerwork, Kaga Inlay, Kanazawa Scroll Mounts, Bamboo Wickerwork, Kaga Tsurugi Edged Steel, Kanazawa Buddhist Altar, Nanao Buddhist Altar, Mikawa Buddhist Altar, Nanao Japanese Candles, Kaga Decorative Fishing Flies Bait, Kaga Fishing Rod, Kanazawa Traditional Local Toys, Kanazawa Koto, Kanazawa Sangen, Kaga Taiko, Kanazawa Bronze Gong, Kaga Lion Dance Mask, Kaga Lantern, Kaga Mizuhiki and Noto Fireworks. The crafts are displayed in a dim-lighted ambient with description available in English. It is divided into permanent exhibition areas and special exhibition areas. The permanent exhibition areas is divided into clothes, festivals, foods, houses and prayers sections.
I Love ゆ is a website aimed to introduce foreign visitors and residents of Japan to the wonderful world of Japanese bathhouses and onsen hot springs. This site is named “I Love Yu” because in Japanese the word for hot water is yu. It is either written in the hiragana script as ゆ or in kanji as 湯. Besides the hot spring mark (♨) the hiragana character ゆ also synonymous with bathing, hot springs, and onsen. The name is also a tribute to my amazing wife, Yuko who also loves onsen. This site is also dedicated to Yuko. Our love of onsen brought us together, but her kindness and understanding of my sento--and train--obsessions lets me make all the trips that have made this site possible.
Inakadate (田舎館村 Inakadate-mura) is a village in Minamitsugaru District in Aomori Prefecture in the Tōhoku region of Japan, famous for its rice paddy art (田んぼアート tambo āto), an art form originating in Japan where people plant rice of various types and colors to create a giant pictures in a paddy field. In 2016, Simon Beck was invited to present his winter rice field art (冬の田んぼアート fuyu no tambo āto).
Established in the mid-8th century by the priest Rouben, it is said that the world's oldest novel, Genji Monogatari (The Tale of Genji) was begun to write here by Murasaki Shikibu. The famous white rocks that give the name to this "Stone Mountain Temple" are the mineral wollastonite.