Category Archives: Shingu

A Gift from Santa Cruz to Kumanogawa Town

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.

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Kagari Goku – Special Offering

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

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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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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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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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