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Historic Monuments of Ancient Nara Japan    The city of Nara in southern Japan, well known for its palaces, temples, shrines and ruins, was the capital before Tokyo during the Nara Period (710 – 784). Among the sites of ancient buildings exists a group known as the Historic Monuments of Ancient Nara, a World Heritage site established in 1998. The site consists of nine historic structures, including the Buddhist temple and Shinto shrines that have great significance in the history of Japan.

Historic Monuments of Ancient Nara Japan The city of Nara in southern Japan, well known for its palaces, temples, shrines and ruins, was the capital before Tokyo during the Nara Period (710 – 784). Among the sites of ancient buildings exists a group known as the Historic Monuments of Ancient Nara, a World Heritage site established in 1998. The site consists of nine historic structures, including the Buddhist temple and Shinto shrines that have great significance in the history of Japan.

Etiquette for visiting a Buddhist Temple or Shinto Shrine.

How to visit a temples and shrines in Japan.

Kimono and Business Suits

Honors young men and women who have become 20 years old and are thus full citizens. Honorees visit a shrine in special kimonos; parents, friends, and teachers wish them good luck.

St. Charles, Missouri - Lewis, Clark & Seaman Monument in Frontier Park along the Missouri River

Charles, Missouri - Lewis, Clark & Seaman Monument in Frontier Park along the Missouri River man dog statue usa

There are many wonderful temples in Japan, both shinto and Buddhist. The most beautiful is Tosho-gu in Nikko.   Nikko is a town at the entrance to Nikko National Park, famous for Toshogu, Japan's most lavishly decorated shrine and mausoleum of Tokugawa Ieyasu, the founder of Tokugawa shogunate.   Nikko had been a center of Shinto and Buddhist mountain worship for many centuries before Toshogu was built in 1600s, and Nikko National Park continues to offer scenic, mountainous landscapes.

This photo from Tochigi, Kanto is titled 'Japanese Temple'.

20 Scenic Autumn photos around the World

Travel Inspiration for Japan - Stepping Stones, Autumn leaves, Tokyo, Japan

6. Bothwell Lodge - 19349 Bothwell State Park Road Sedalia, MO 65301

Shhh… These 10 Hidden Places Are Missouri’s Best Kept Secrets

Bothwell Lodge State Historic Site Sedalia Missouri been there!

Stairs to Takaosan Takaosan is a mountain near Tokyo famous for its dual Shinto-Buddhist temple complex. This is the grand entrance to the main temple, situated on a mountain shelf. Like many of these religious complexes situated near cities, it is essentially a public park, with excursions, picnics, pilgrimages, etc. The great torii, with its tiled canopy, is more elaborate than one would find for an ordinary Shinto shrine. It reflects the synthesis of Shinto and Buddhist principles.

Stairs to Takaosan Takaosan is a mountain near Tokyo famous for its dual Shinto-Buddhist temple complex. This is the grand entrance to the main temple, situated on a mountain shelf. Like many of these religious complexes situated near cities, it is essentially a public park, with excursions, picnics, pilgrimages, etc. The great torii, with its tiled canopy, is more elaborate than one would find for an ordinary Shinto shrine. It reflects the synthesis of Shinto and Buddhist principles.

Historic Main St. (Old St. Charles, Mo)  (Shops and Restaurants) THIS is the place to go on a girls' trip!!!  LOTS and LOTS of shops, inns, & pubs on brick paved roads.  The Ameristar Casino is on the same exit, and the Gateway Arch in St. Louis is about 20 min away.

Charles, Mo) (Shops and Restaurants) Been here! LOTS and LOTS of shops, inns, & restaurants on brick paved roads. The Gateway Arch in St. Louis is about 20 min away.

Rurousha 流浪者: Mitama Matsuri at Yasukuni Jinja, 2012. O-Bon festival in Tokyo, Mitama Matsuri, Festival of Lights, at Yasukuni Shrine. The festival was inaugurated in 1947 for the consolation of the souls of the nation's war dead, who are invited to celebrate with the living on these evenings.

Last night I went to the Mitama Matsuri, the festival of the lights, at Yasukuni Jinja.

Kappa - River Imp (Kami) in Japanese Shinto and Buddhist Traditions

Japanese River Imp (aka Kappa, Kawataro, Kawako, Kawaranbe) - Creatures and Monsters in Japanese Folklore. Digital Dictionary of Japanese Buddhism & Shintoism.

Now that I spend much of my day doing chores in and around the garden on our farm, I’ve been seeking a new style icon: a woman whose personal take on dressing for the outdoors can take me away from the pure practicality of wearing just corduroys, a wool sweater and wellies. Not that there’s anything wrong with that look, but sometimes I just want to feel a bit more inspired. When I first came across a photo of novelist, poet, and gardener Vita Sackville-West, I was at first mostly attracted…

English author, poet and gardener. She won the Hawthornden Prize in 1927 and She was known for her exuberant aristocratic life, her passionate affair with the novelist Virginia Woolf, and Sissinghurst Castle Garden

Sainte-Chapelle, Paris

Located inside the Palais du Justice on the Ile de la Cité, just one short bridge over from Notre Dame, I believe Sainte-Chappelle is the oldest chapel in Paris (c. The stained glass and Gothic architecture there are just stunning.

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