Author: Something Weird I Saw Today

Mt. Haguro is the shortest of the sacred Three…

Mt. Haguro is the shortest of the sacred Three Mountains of Dewa. The shrine at the summit is the only one of the three that is accessible during the winter.

According to signs nearby this enormous beauti…

According to signs nearby this enormous beautiful Japanese Red Ceder (or Sugi) is approximately 1400 years old.

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Climbing up Mt. Haguro of Yamagata. One of the…

Climbing up Mt. Haguro of Yamagata. One of the Three Sacred Mountains of Dewa. 

Tsuruga-jo in Aizu-Wakamatsu City at sunset.

Tsuruga-jo in Aizu-Wakamatsu City at sunset.

Tag yourself I’m Hayaakitsuhime gami, the deit…

Tag yourself I’m Hayaakitsuhime gami, the deity who sits at the verge of tides and swallows one’s sins and impurity.

My vacation is over, and I’m flying back to th…

My vacation is over, and I’m flying back to the mainland. I hope I can go to Okinawa again someday!

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I spent an embarrasing amount of money trying …

I spent an embarrasing amount of money trying to win the whale shark from this machine.

I didn’t get it 🙁

During the assult on Okinawa in WW2 the local …

During the assult on Okinawa in WW2 the local military headquarters was a series of tunnels carved into a mountain. It was one of the very few structures that wasn’t completely destroyed by the bombings.