November 16, 2017

Celebrating Ganjitsu (New Year Day) in Japan 5/5 (1)

First of January or New Year’s Day is known as Ganjitsu in Japanese (“Gan” means beginning, and “Jitsu” means day). It is the most important holiday for...
August 23, 2017

Etiquette for Visiting Shrines & Temples 5/5 (1)

In summer, many festivals are held on the grounds of temples and shrines as part of summer rituals to ask for blessings...