Understanding Japan

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Understanding Japan

Geisha à l'entrée d'une maison de thé dans le quartier de Gion, à Kyoto

Geishas, ​​guardians of Japanese arts

The word geisha literally means "artisan".

Lake Kawaguchiko Sakura Mont Fuji

The cherry blossoms through art

With the arrival of spring, the streets, gardens and mountains of Japan welcome the cherry blossoms and the whole archipelago is covered in pink for a few days, a few weeks.

Hachiman-gu Tsurugaoku

The differences between temples and shrines

Shinto altars in Buddhist temples, Buddhist statues in Shinto shrines, the places of worship of the two great religions in Japan are sometimes mixed.

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The rakan, the greatest disciples of Buddha

The rakan, the enlightened disciples of Buddha, have been the subject of very popular devotion since the time of Edo.

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