Let’s Collect the Special Stamps!!

Many Japanese people love collecting stamps and points that shops and restaurants give us when we buy something there. Do you know about the cards on which you can collect stamps or points? I think it’s a very good system, because you can make good relationships with shop staff and you can buy anything using those stamps and points instead… Continue reading Let’s Collect the Special Stamps!!

The difference between a Shinto shrine and a Buddhist temple

I am a Shinto priest who works at Onji Shrine in Osaka Prefecture. It was built around 470 A.D. and is one of the oldest Shinto shrines in Japan. The enshrined gods (kami) are named “Omiketsuhiko  no Okami” and “Omiketsuhime no Okami”, and they guide visitors to happiness. This area has been inhabited since ancient times (the Neolithic Period), and… Continue reading The difference between a Shinto shrine and a Buddhist temple