The Land of Samurai

The Land of Samurai

Blog about Japan

Salarymen’s heaven, Matsuya!

1 May 2021 1 minute read 1 comment RoaringTiger

There are 3 “gosanke”(御三家) in Japan you have probably heard about a lot. These are Yoshinoya, Sukiya and Matsuya, famous Japanese fast food chains. ⠀⠀⠀⠀ “Gosanke” means a combination of three key words: 有力(influential) , 有名(famous), 人気(popul...

Did you know Japanese Gods are hiding in the mountains?

29 Apr 2021 1 minute read 0 comments RoaringTiger

It has been believed that Gods dwell on mountains from ancient times, therefore Japanese used to climb mountains to pray for the health of family members. This is called mountain worship and many people climb high mountains to pray to Gods.  Statues...

Gōtokuji Temple

29 Apr 2021 1 minute read 1 comment RoaringTiger

  It's said the temple is the place of origin of the famous Japanese beckoning cat "maneki neko" that many of us got used to seeing in front of Japanese shops. There is a belief that "maneki neko" brings in customers and money.   There are many lege...