Wednesday, 5 October 2016

Naritasan Shinshoji Temple

Naritasan Shinshoji Temple e ikimasu deshita. Totemo omoshiroi desu ne.

In the first day of JENESYS 2016 programme, we visited Naritasan Shinshoji Temple which location is near Narita airport. It has a history over 1000 years... 

The board made me remembering manga!

San ...

There were many Japanese slipperies hanging on the wall of building-gate. Could I use them?? o.o

The dog statue guarded the gate.

Even there was a water fountain. =)

I love the water taste in Narita. So cold and clear such swallowing crystal. ^.^ Maybe cause the dragon released it?

I also looked some ancient Shinto statues. They are aging of time, but beautiful cause of the meaning.

What made me very surprised? All were so clean. O.O

The tree had unique shape. Artistic. :P Made me want to tie some ribbons noted my secret wishes ...

Shinto (the way of the gods) is the original religion in Japan. It is rather similar to Buddhism. Shinto Gods are called kami. which are sacred spirits taking the form of important things and concepts of life such wind, rain, mountain, trees, rivers, and fertility. The Sun Goddess Amaterasu is the most important kami.

Really lovely ancient place. 

Something unique?

Omikuji  (御御籤, 御神籤, or おみくじ) are fortune telling paper strips. Even during the Muromachi periode, the Shogun was chosen by omikuji.

(大吉, dai-kichi): great blessing
(中吉, chuu-kichi): middle blessing
(小吉, shou-kichi): small blessing
(吉, kichi) blessing
(半吉, han-kichi): half-blessing
(末吉, sue-kichi): future blessing
(末小吉, sue-shou-kichi): future small blessing
(凶, kyou): curse
(小凶, shou-kyou): small curse
(半凶, han-kyou): half-curse
(末凶, sue-kyou): future curse
(大凶, dai-kyou): great curse

Ema  (絵馬) is wooden wishing plaques of  Japanese shrines. It is Shinto custom. Recently people write their wishes or prayers on a wooden plaque that can be purchased at the shrines. Then hang it up on the shrine grounds,

My prayer was simple ... better world for us. ^.^

The temple area is large. It consists some buildings.

After stepping so many and releasing drops of sweat until a bucket, we came to the highest part of the temple. The holy buildings were usually built in the high place. But the beautiful view paid the effort. ^.^

Don't want to say sayonara to this beautiful temple... T.T

We could shop some Japanese souvenirs too. Key chains, snacks, chocolates, so on.
I love the lucky cat and fish icon ...

The packages were so pretty! ^.^

Sunday, 4 September 2016

Polluting Narita by Passion Fume of JENESYS 2016

We flied through the time dimension. It was about 2 hours of time difference between Japan and Indonesia. Japanese time is 2 hours faster than Indonesian time because Japanese locates on the area which is more eastern part.

Japanese Airlines (JAL) flight attendant served our breakfast in the very early morning. It felt rather strange on tongue, but it was affordable. O.O
The process when the plane decreased the height in the sky was so smooth but the difference of the pressure making my right ear becoming extremely hurt.T,T It got hurt cause in past my right ear was in bleeding cause stabbed of a cottonbud. But then it was healed by the interesting view outside. =)

Aaaw… it was so awesome. Everything was grey and white. Such coming back to the past.

OK. I ought to admit that we all…21 representatives from Indonesian…hadn’t taken a bath at all.
Aaaarg…it was really a shame!

We just directly visited Naritasan Shinshoji Temple. It was really an interesting tourism object. Huge green area with spreading temples.

The stony stairs were steep and high. Ouch…be careful of your step…and keep your eyes …not bending to handsome Japanese males …hahaha. ^.^

After that we enjoyed traditional Japanese lunch. O.O

It was such a large bento separated by some compartments.
Ebi furai ga suki desu. Oishii desu yo.

I also like the fish, But… honestly the others were too sweet for me…and cold….T.T
But it’s fine. O.O Although some cultural shock of culinary, all were smooth to meet the colony of my stomach worms. =)

After that nice lunch, we went to next spot for attending the meeting.

Dividing groups so on. I joined one group. Shoona, my sweet India friend became the volunteer team leader.
Konokanojo wa totemo kawaii desu ne.
And Jun, a friendly boy from Phillipine became the vice. Also the energetic Ryan and Kong, her female friend from Singapore was the temperature checker. They always shot our foreheads everymorning…Aaarg…don’t shoot me , please!!!
Costa from Timor Leste and Karina from Singapore became the absent assistants. I felt such a little chick in front of them. ^.^ Hey… I will escape and escape…

Yeah….we re JENESYS 2016 pat 1! Ready to share all of you about our passion!