Emperor Saga (嵯峨天皇, (February 8, 785 – August 24, 842) was the 52nd emperor of Japan, according to the traditional order of succession. Saga’s reign spanned the years from 809 through 823. Events of Saga’s life: 806 Saga became the crown prince at age 21. June 17, 809 (Daidō 4, 1st day of the 4th month): In the 4th year Continue reading «Famous Birthdays Today: 786 – Emperor Saga!»Read more ›
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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 temple gate, you’ll immediately impressed with the serenity of the temple grounds. Its quit, there are a lot of trees and places to sit and enjoy the stillness. The paintings on the Continue reading «Kokuzo-san: Konin-ji Temple!»Read more ›
Nison-in is a Tendai Buddhist temple complex in Ukyō-ku, a western ward in the city of Kyoto, Japan. The temple’s official name is Ogura-yama Nison-kyo-in Keidai-ji. The temple is a popular destination during the Japanese maple viewing season (the momiji season). The temple derives its name from the fact that there are two main images here—one statue of the founding Continue reading «Nison-in or Ogura-yama Nison-kyo-in Keidai-ji!»Read more ›