Tsumari in Bloom by Yayoi Kusama

What is the Echigo-Tsumari

Giant metal flowers usually don’t come to mind when you think of farming, and yet there it is. It sits in Niigata, a prefecture in Japan famou...

How to Tell a Temple from a Shrine

Four Differences Between Japanese Temples and Shrines

Japan is home to countless shrines and temples. In just the city of Kyoto alone the estimated combined to...