Photo of the day

The page is to share various articles and photos regarding our experience during our business and through daily life. The photos will hopefully be informative to understand Japanese tradition, culture and spirit.

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Yamatera and Hirashimizu Yaki (Yamagata) !!


Yamadera (or literally, “temple in mountain”) in Yamagata is the very popular temple among sightseers. This temple was founded in 860, and 1,010 stone steps lead from the foot to the top of the mountain. It used to be a place for ascetic practices.
Here is Hirashimizu-Yaki nearby which is traditional pottery created local clay of Mount Chitose.