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Discovering Shingu

Here is a video by a newcomer to Shingu. Perhaps you can learn from his experiences!

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Ueshiba Morihei Founder of Aikido Part 1

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

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Music in Kumano

Kumano is not just about spiritual pilgrimages, mountains, rivers, ocean, and shrines. Kumano also has some great places to listen to enjoy the arts, music, and meet the local people. Here is one concert that I and my good friend … Continue reading

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Kumano Sanzan-HayatamaTaisha in the Spring

This video was shot in the Spring of 2011 and is a slow virtual tour around the Hayatama Grand Shrine that is situated near the Kumano River in Shingu City. Hayatama Taisha, also known as Hayatama Shrine, is one of … Continue reading

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Kumano Sanzan-Hongu Taisha in the Spring

This video was shot in the Spring of 2011 and is a slow virtual tour around the Hongu Grand Shrine, in Hongu cho, Tanabe City and is one of the Kumano Sanzan which also includes the Hayatama Grand Shrine in … Continue reading

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A Bird’s Eye View of Typhoon Talas

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Kumano Hayatama Taisha Slideshow

Hayatama Taisha, or Hayatama Grand Shrine, also known as Hayatama Jinju is the NEW SHRINE from which Shingu, or SHIN GUU, gets its name. The original shrine is Kamikura Shrine and is where the annual Shingu Fire Festival, or Otou … Continue reading

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Typhoon Talas – The Worst Typhoon in Kumano’s History

On September 3rd and 4th a slow moving typhoon hovered over Kumano and compounded with Kumano’s own cloud cover to produce record breaking torrential rainfall. Parts of the region received the equivalent of 6 months to 1 years worth of … Continue reading

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Kumano Binchotan Makes it to the USA

It looks like the art of making charcoal is being revived in Kumano in Japan and now it is getting the attention of health minded people in North America. Watch this video on how Kishu is making its way into … Continue reading

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Interview with Mikumano.net’s Otake Tetsuo

In this interview, in Japanese, Otake Tetsuo talks a little about his web sites and how he is introducing people in Japan to the secret treasures in Kumano. It is quite common for Kumano’s most ardent fans to be from … Continue reading

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