Konnichiwa! What is Goshuin? This question arises when one encounters the captivating stamps known as Goshuin while exploring the sacred temples and shrines of Japan. As a curious traveler captivated….
Konnichiwa! Have you ever heard of Japanese Ema? If not, get ready to immerse yourself in the fascinating world of these traditional prayer plaques. Ema, which translates to “picture horse,”….
A Japanese good luck charm such as Omamori, Daruma Dolls, Maneki Neko, and Ema are believed to bring good luck and protection to their owners.
The Inari God (大稲荷), often depicted as a fox, is one of the most important deities in Japanese mythology, known as the god of agriculture, fertility, and prosperity.
Shimenawa (標縄), meaning “enclosing rope” in Japanese, is a traditional rope made of rice straw or hemp, used in Shinto rituals to mark a sacred space or object.
A Japanese torii gate (鳥居) is an iconic structure found in Japan that marks the entrance to a sacred or holy space, such as a Shinto shrine or a Buddhist temple.
Komainu (狛犬), also known as lion dogs, are mythical creatures found at the entrance of Shinto shrines, Buddhist temples, and other sacred places across Japan.
Shinto has a wide range of symbols and symbolism such as Torii, Shimenawa, Kami, and Komainu that are used to represent various concepts and ideas.