Photo of the Day: Through the Lantern Hole

A red-bibbed guardian dog framed by a stone lantern at Zeniarai Benten. There's so much more to this shrine than just money washing. First of all, it has one of the most amazing entrances—a tunnel carved out of the hillside. Once through the stone tunnel, visitors walk through yet another tunnel, this time made of … Continue reading Photo of the Day: Through the Lantern Hole

Photo of the Day: Crane Collection

Paper cranes have special power in Japan, something people the world over are familiar with from having heard the story of Sadako, the little girl who died of cancer due to exposure to radiation from the bombing of Hiroshma. She aimed to fold 1000 paper cranes so that her wish to live would come true. … Continue reading Photo of the Day: Crane Collection