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There is a beautiful collection of Kumano photos HERE if you would like to browse.
Take a little journey to rural Japan! Here is a 7 minute journey to enjoy if but virtually! This little seaside village is just about 20-30 minutes from Kushimoto to the south on the Kii Peninsula. There are thousands of … Continue reading
This is short video showing the delegates of the Shingu Sister City Committee delivering financial support from Santa Cruz Sister City Committee and Alan J. Hiromura.
Here is a short interview of the owner of Nagi Bakery and Cafe on Ohshima in Kushimoto Town, Wakayama Prefecture. Kushimoto is about 50 minutes from Shingu City and about 3 hours from Osaka. The drive along the coast of … Continue reading
On February 6th, the Shingu Fire Festival is held every year where around 2000 men and boys dress up in white clothing, eat and drink white food, and participate in various purification rites. Here is a picture of a Kagari … Continue reading
Here is a rare video from 1995 where Hikitsuchi Michio Sensei, 10th Degree Black Belt, is performing a Shinto ‘norito’.
Ueshiba Morihei, founder of the Aikido, the peaceful martial art, was born in Tanabe on the Kishu Peninsula in Wakayama. Shingu, Wakayama is famous for the Kumano World Juku Aikido Dojo where Ueshiba Morihei, also known as ‘O Sensei’ or … Continue reading