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Sumiyoshi Shrine: Traditional Architecture and Powerful Sumo

Not far from Fukuoka’s Naka River, the Sumiyoshi Shrine sits as it has for centuries, shaded by old, leafy trees and bearing witness to countless prayers from countless worshippers. Though the buildings date back to 1623, the history of the shrine can...

What To Eat While Watching Sumo: Kokugikan Yakitori

Japan is a nation steeped in tradition. There is a profound reverence for nature and the seasonal foods it provides. Over the years, many dishes have become synonymous with certain areas of Japan as well as different traditional events. Dairy in Hokkaido,...