Author: John

omikuji

Omikuji

You see these pieces of paper at a lot of shrines in Japan. Apparently they contain a fortune, and you make an offering to get one from a box. If the fortune is bad you can tie it to a wall in the shrine so the bad … Continue reading Omikuji

yasaka lanterns

Yasaka

Kyoto is so photogenic it probably has its own selfie stick and Instagram account and, if it could, would wear reflective sunglasses and use #nofilter all the time. This is the Yasaka shrine in Gion. It’s a big place and you can spend a lot of time … Continue reading Yasaka