Posts Tagged ‘offerings’

This last autumn — way back on October 17th — I trucked over to Sasayama to attend the annual Sasayama Autumn Festival (篠山秋祭 — sasayama aki matsuri), which is officially called the Kasuga-jinja Religious Festival (春日神社の祭礼 — kasuga-jinja no sairei) and presumably has its origins as a harvest festival. The matsuri coincides closely with the […]


After a delicious lunch with Yo-chan and Akita-kun at a soba-ya, the three of us took the Takarazuka line to Yamamoto station, a small station just at the edge of Osaka’s urban sprawl. Yo-chan, who knows all the best places, led us up into the mountains on a path that closely followed the windings of […]