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Shuni-e Ceremony at Todaiji, Nara

The Shuni-e (修二会) is a ceremony held each year at Todaiji in Nara for over 1,200 years.

Hina Matsuri Dance by Ichihime Shrine, Kyoto

Kikubari – The Heart of Japanese Design

As I settle into Kyoto, I’m absolutely fascinated by how much care they put into the most mundane objects…

Life in Transition

Feeling the anxiety and lost-ness of being in transition — in life and in travel.

Fujino Cafe & Konna Monjya

Magical Moments

Often, we are so caught up with the doing of life, we forget to experience being of life. Here’s a tribute to the magic of being.