A tree popular among cosplayers🌿🤍


#cosplay #cosplayer #treestagram #treestagram🍃 #temple #japanesetemple #viewfromjapan #shoganji #shoganjitemple #cobhc #cobfacemask #cobmerch #cobshop #childrenofbodom #hellsinkirockshop #hellsinki #saitama #japan #japanspring

#コスプレイヤー に人気の木が #満開 でした🌿🤍
ちょうど Children Of Bodomのマスクをして、帽子もHellsinki Rock Shopだったので撮影📸🔥
(ヘルシンキのLの字は本来1つですが、ここの
お店の名前はhellと掛けていて2つです🤘)
顔がいけていないですが、せっかくの満開なので!!!🤣

#勝願寺 #埼玉 #鴻巣 #勝願寺 #日本の風景 #日本のお寺 #神社仏閣 #madeinfinland

#shoganji #nakatsu #oita #japan

#zen #meditation #japan #monks #shoganji

Shoganji Zen Temple in Oita prefecture, Japan 🇯🇵

It was such an amazing experience to stay here and learn with master Jiho in such a peaceful and remote village in the southern island of Japan.
Learning how to meditate with HUGE spiders crawling all around 😅🕷, sometimes poisonous centipedes (mukade) and even the occasional crab 🦀 (the temple was near the sea, and we always meditated with the doors open) was an interesting experience!
I would love to return here again in the future. Jiho was never one to formally ‘teach’, but instead showed us how in the true spirit of zen we can only learn through experience.
#zen #zenyoga #zenretreat #zenjapan #shoganji #mindbodysoul #mindfulness #manifest #plantbasedyogi #plantbasedwriter #veganathlete #meditation #mindiseverything #healthiswealth #mentalhealth #recovery #healing #anythingispossible #tao #taoism #templelife #themiddleway #zeninaction #experience #wanderer #wonderer #adventureseeker #travel #seetheworld

I didn’t take time after coming back from Japan to say thank you to Jiho, my Zen Master, at the Shogan-ji Temple where I spent my last five days.

It was just what I needed after the restless city trip throughout Japan. Silence, daily meditation, cooking and just living into the day! Thanks a lot for this unique experience!! #mindfulnesspractice #zenretreat #shoganji #bestfoodever #justbeyou

花しょうぶが咲く時期なので、ちゃちゃっと撮ってきました!(*´▽`*)✨

#Aichi #愛知 #小牧 #正眼寺 #寺院 #花しょうぶ #花 #風景 #景観 #空 #鯉 #きれい #素敵 #美しい #ニチビフォトコン #ファインダー越しの私の世界 #写真好きな人と繋がりたい #komaki #shoganji #temple #iris #flower #scenery #sky #carp #beautiful #amazing #Japan #ilovejapan #japantrip

Went to visit #shoganji Buddhist Temple. There was a long ceremony going on (7 day sitting) so couldn't get in too far

#shoganji Buddhist shrine across the road from our hotel in the mountain valley village of #hakone

White on white, no lack #Japan #shoganjitemple #shoganji #kinasa #landscape #white #winter

#sora #空 #sky #kumo #雲 #cloud #shoganji #konosu #saitama #勝願寺 #鴻巣 #埼玉 #tera #寺 #temple #lovers_nippon #travel #旅 #tabi

ずっと気になってた、お寺でのプラネタリウム☆
今回はプラ寝たリウムということで、始まる前にボジョレーをいただきました🍷
解説は、型にハマらない自由な感じ(笑)


#プラネターリアム銀河座 #プラネタリウム #ボジョレーヌーボー #プラ寝たリウム #證願寺 #gingaza #planetarium #beaujolaisnouveau #shoganji

🇯🇵Japan 🇯🇵▪️▪️▪️▪️▪️▪️▪️▪️▪️▪️▪️▪️▪️▪️▪️▪️▪️On my last series of Kyoto, i will showcase different aspects of each temples i have visited.

From colorful gates to the merging of nature and architecture, my short journey through this ancient city was indeed one for the books!
And did you know that you can actually explore the sprawl of temples in this city by bicycle 🚲? It is cheap, environment friendly, great cardio exercise, and also the best way to experience local life!
The one on photo is of the Shogan-Ji Temple. It shows a typical Torii Gate. A torii is a traditional Japanese gate most commonly found at the entrance of or within a Shinto shrine, where it symbolically marks the transition from the mundane to sacred. Hope you have enjoyed the series!
Have you been to Kyoto? What was your favorite temple?
#travel #travelbug #travelgram #travelphotography #traveltheworld #instagram #instatravel #instaphoto #wanderlust #wanderingsoul #wanderingcorner #neverstopexploring #globetrotter #globewanderer #pinoytraveler #lifeisajourney #japan #kyoto #templesofinstagram #outandabout #journey #getlost #japantravel #roadlesstraveled #doyoutravel #fulltimetravel #zengarden #buddhisttemple #homeawayfromhome
#shoganji

A stormy sky behind Shogan-ji #shoganji #tenryuji #temple #kyoto #arashiyama #japan #travel #explore

My piece of heaven.


#japan #visitjapan #ig_japan #igersjapan #lovejapan #kyushu #oitaprefecture #shoganji #temple #autumn #autumninjapan #autumncolors #naturephotography #nature #naturelovers #landscapephotography #landscape #landscapelovers #spirituality #zenretreat #zen #travelphotography #instapassport #instatravel #autumnleaves #instaautumn #livethelittlethings #thehappynow #syoganji #theculturetrip

Finding peace and solitude at Shōganji temple with Master Jiho.

#shoganji #shoganjitemple #zentemple #oita #お寺 #善 #大分 #handmadeudon

#mandala #pencil #journal #journey #meditation #practice #mindfulness #doodle #playful #share #dinner #shoganji #fun #memories

#mandala #journal #journey #pencil #meditation #doodle #practice #mindfulness #ginko #nut #harvest #shoganji

#shoganjitemple #shoganji #japan #oita

This week I'm sleeping on a tatami mattress on the floor at Shoganji temple !

Actually the best rest I've had in awhile, and my back pain is going away!! #shoganji #oitaprefecture #japan #zen

At Shōganji there was a big a focus on food from different angles:

"food is life", zero tolerance for waste, eating everyday what comes from the garden, the Nishi system and the power of eating light, ideally stopping at 70% saciety per meal (we tried, but his food was so extremely good, it was impossible). Intermittent fasting, skipping breakfast so there would be approximately 17 hours of no food for your body to regenerate. We went almost everyday on little excursions to markets, shops and supermarkets, it was such a joy. And then we helped preparing and cooking, I have a ton of little tips and recipes I bring back.

This is Jiho, the Rinzai Zen monk heading the temple and retreat.

Not what you might have expected before arriving. He is super playful, not a vegetarian, he drinks beer. When the retreat closes in winter he heads out to Bali and stays at the Hard Rock hotel. He attended probably the toughest temple in Japan for his formation, where many people don't make it through 6 months. He stayed there 5 years. He still comes back there one week a year. But for the rest, he's seen it all, he's past everything. Some things are to be maintained, but at this point he leads a life he really enjoys. It was extremely refreshing.
Playfulness did not exist for the first half of the day though: 5:30 begin with chanting and meditation. After that, service and work in the temple. But as of lunch it was a feast, the most delicious food, fun conversations and socializing. He didn't instruct, he didn't necessarily teach, however I learnt so much.

Arriving to Shōganji Zen Retreat: a 600 year old Zen Buddhist temple where I spent two weeks.

Shōganji opened its doors to the public in 2004 in order to allow foreigners to experience authentic Zen temple life in rural Japan. This modest little temple is located in the tiny village of Ojuki, 30 minutes from Oita.

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自然のスポットライト
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#松岩寺 #shoganji
#神奈川 #kanagawa
#平塚 #hiratuka

#霧降りの滝 #waterfallkirifuri
#自然 # #nature #岩 #rock
#team_jp_東 #special_spot_
#ig_japan_ #東京カメラ部
#巨大な岩をつたい流れる滝
#予想以上に水量がない
#滝がカメラに写らない
#水量が多い日を狙って
#次回再チャレ予定

Being in such a spiritual place, I finally get what it is about, life.

Nothing to prove, nothing to protect, nothing to say, even nothing to be rebellious about. I am who I am. #rebelwithacause #rebelyogaclub #shoganji #japan