Floral water basin

Hachimangu is one of several shrines in Kawagoe with a long rich history. It is a “ichinomiya” meaning it was the first shrine of the Hachimangu sect in Kawagoe. (There are older shrines, such as Kawagoe Hikawa Shrine, in Kawagoe). Kawagoe Hachimangu was founded in 1030 A.D. by Minamoto Yorinobu.Read More →

Kawagoe hachimangu Chinowa Kuguri 2020

Chinowa Kuguri 2020 Kawagoe. I find the summers in Japan very tough. Its not so much the heat as the humidity. That is why we always escape back to Ireland. However, this year due to the Coronavirus outbreak there are no flights home and we are stuck in Japan forRead More →

Seven Lucky Gods

Procession of the Seven Lucky Gods or the Seven Gods of Fortune, Yono, Saitama City. The procession of the Seven Lucky Gods is an annual New Year’s event in Yono in Saitama City, Japan. Each year it is held on the 3rd of January in the Kita Yono area. TheRead More →