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Japanese version of Pompeii! “Ichijodani Asakura Family Historic Ruins”

Pompeii of classical Roman city in Italy its population was estimated 10,000 or 20,000 people was buried under the volcanic ash and stone by the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in AD 79. The excavation of this ancient city has been started in the middle of 18 century, and then it was awakened from sleeping of 1700 years. Approximately 2.5 mil tourists visit this world-famous ruins every year. It says the Japanese version of Pompeii is Ichijodani Asakura Family Historic Ruins! About 450 years ago, Japan was in the midst of the Age of Civil Wars period. Asakura family was a powerful family who was at the height of their prosperity … Read More

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The fundamental idea of iPhone were transmitted from Eihei-ji Temple?

He is one of the founder of Apple, and also develper of iPhone. Do you know who it is? That’s right! He is Steve Jobs. There is an anecdote as following for Jobs. He came into contact with Zen in his adolescence. He met buddhist priest of Sotoshu sect, and studied. The basis of the teachings of Sotoshu sect is inside of Zen meditation. Jobs was fascinated strongly by Zen, so he tried to enter into priesthood at Eihe-ji Temple which is the head temple of Sotoshu sect, but he was dissuaded. Priest Dogen founded Eihei-ji Temple in 1224. Dogen wrote a famous thought book “Shobogenzo”. And also, there is … Read More

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