The Engyo-ji Temple is a Buddhist temple on top of the mount Shosha in Himeji. It is one of the 33 sacred temples in the Saigoku Kannon Pilgrimage. The trees, the spiritual atmosphere and the physical act of going up a mountain make this a memorable visit.
Month: February 2018
A Matsuri is a Shinto festival, an invocation of the gods. Matsuris come in very different forms and occur throughout the year all over Japan. Aki Matsuri (AM) is an Autumn festival, it takes place in October, near rice harvest. It follows the original rituals seeking to assure the productive of the crop. This is the Himeji version of the Aki Matsuri from my perspective as a bearer.