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Dine on shojin ryori in temples near Tokyo

If you are not ready to take the plunge and spend a day or more at a monastery, there are a couple places you can go to more casually enjoy this special meal in a temple environment. I think the whole experience becomes more than just the meal, such as you might get at a restaurant.

Food for thought: Shojin Ryori at Kenchoji, Kamakura

Arigato is a such commonly used word that the true meaning sometimes goes unnoticed. At least it never occurred to me to think about where the word came from and what it really means until the day I immersed myself in Zen Buddhism at Kenchoji in Kamakura.

Takasakiya Honten: Kamakura Sake Shop and Bar Serves a Tall Glass

Gizaemon Junmai Ginjo Glass ¥500 at Takasakiya Honten. Whether it is the Big Buddha or pursuit of zen that bring you to Kamakura, wouldn’t a glass of sake be a good way to unwind and reflect on the day before you hit the road? Conveniently located just a few minutes from JR Kamakura Station, Takasaki […]

Light a candle for the Sake God!

One rainy afternoon in June, I was catching the Enoden near Fujisawa on the way back from a meeting. Looking at the beautiful posters saturated with colors all around the station promoting the ajisai or hydrangea season, I thought to stop by Kamakura rather than going straight back to Fujisawa. From Gokurakuji, I took a […]

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