This temple was built as a memorial to unknown victims of the great fire of 1657. It is associated with sumo, as bouts were ... More
This temple was built as a memorial to unknown victims of the great fire of 1657. It is associated with sumo, as bouts were held on the grounds here during the Edo period. Over the years the temple has become known for its memorial to missing pets and also for people who have died in various calamities. The nickname of Ekoin is "Rat Boy's Shrine," a reference to a legendary Japanese hero who helped the unfortunate and needy.
Opened in 1873 at the top of Ueno Hill, Tokyo's first public park houses several world class museums, a popular
zoo, shrines, temples, a rental boat lake, historical monuments, hundreds of cherry blossom trees, and a lotus pond. Ueno ...
Judo, if you have not seen it in the Olympics, relies mostly on throws and holds as opposed to the
blows of karate. Kodokan, a large judo practice hall, houses the All Japan Judo Federation, which is in charge ...
The five story pagoda, Japan's tallest, illuminated at night is one of Kyoto's most enduring images. Founded along with the
city in AD 794, Toji is a treasure trove of tantric Buddhism and associated with Kobo Daishi, the founder ...