Category Archives: People

Nagi Bakery and Cafe in Ohshima, Kushimoto Town

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

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Ueshiba Morihei Founder of Aikido Part 2

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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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 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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Interview at Kyoiku Gakusha

Recently I visited Kyoiku Gakusha 共育学舎 in Kumanogawa Town which is part of Shingu City in the region of Kumano. If you would like to visit or learn more about Kyoiku Gakusha you can visit this site. http://kyouiku-gakusya.itrobo.net/ If you … Continue reading

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Up the Dorokyo Pt 2

This is the second half the journey up the Dorokyo and part of the return trip. See Part 1 first. You will see an old Japanese Ryokan that is separated by a suspension bridge. Half of the facility is in … Continue reading

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Up the Dorokyo Gorge Part 1

Join us in a trip up the Dorokyo Gorge. Ideally, you want to take this trip for real. But, until then this little video will give you a sense of what it would be like. Normally people take the jet … Continue reading

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