Archive for June 15th, 2012

by / on June 15, 2012 at 9:53 PM / in Konin-ji, Nara Ken, Yamanobe-no-Michi

Kokuzo-san: Kōnin-ji Temple!

Kokuzo-san: Konin-ji Temple!, a set on Flickr. It’s a bit of a climb up, about 100 meters of stairs through a pine forest. Once you arrive at the Kōnin-ji Temple gate, you’ll immediately impressed with the serenity of the temple grounds. Its quiet, there are a lot of trees and places to sit and enjoy the stillness. The paintings on […]

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by / on June 15, 2012 at 4:57 PM / in Historical Events, History Today

Historical Events Today: 1896 – Tsunami strikes Shinto festival on beach at Sanriku Japan!

On June 15. 1896 many villages along the coast of Sanriku were celebrating the return of the soldiers from the war against China, when an earthquake of magnitude 8.5 occurred nearly 145 kilometers offshore of Honshu. The direct effects of the five minutes long quake were of minor entity, the epicenter was distant enough to reduce catastrophic movements on the […]

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