Stones and Discoveries
Komekami - yama 米神山
Hells of Beppu
The Main Memorial
William Adam's Memorial - Hirado
William Adams Memorial Ceremony -- Flower Presentation and Flute
William Adam's Memorial Hirado - Memorial Stone Tokyo - Tsukayana Park Anzinzuka - William Adams' Grave Anzinzuka - Jodoji Temple Hemi - Anjin Memorial Park, Ito - Ship De Liefde
Saikyoji Temple Hirado - Shigenobu Matsura's Grave - Matsura Historical Museum - Hirado Castle -Temple Komyo-ji
Sensoji Temple - Tokyo
Kannon, Bodhisattva of Compassion
Amongst the many Buddhas, Bodhisattva Kannon is known as the most compassionate, relieving beings of their suffering and responding to prayers with great benevolence.
This Bodhisattva Kannon, the principle image of Senso-ji, has been an unparalleled source of benefits and miracles, saving and protecting countless people over the course of the 1,400 years since its appearance in the world.
The way of devotion to Bodhisattva Kannon can be described as emulating the compassionate mind of this bodhisattva in our day to day lives, treating everyone we encounter with kindness.
To pray at the Main Hall, place your hands together in the Buddhist prayer position and chant “Namu Kanzeon Bosatsu”
(I place my trust in Bodhisattva Kannon).
Sensoji (浅草寺, Sensōji, also known as Asakusa Kannon Temple) is a Buddhist temple located in Asakusa. It is one of Tokyo's most colorful and popular temples.
The legend says that in the year 628, two brothers fished a statue of Kannon, the goddess of mercy, out of the Sumida River, and even though they put the statue back into the river, it always returned to them. Consequently, Sensoji was built nearby for the goddess of Kannon. The temple was completed in 645, making it Tokyo's oldest temple.
Nijo-jo Castle - Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine - Philosopher's Walk - Butokuden 旧武徳殿 Kyoto Oldest Budo Center