Visiting Seven Lucky Gods

In Japan, we have a custom to visit temples of Lucky Gods as a New Year celebration.  “Lucky Gods” consist of seven Buddhas – three from China, three from India and one from Japan.  And these seven temples exist everywhere in Japan so in each region, locals visit their own seven temples.  When visiting these…

Walking, Biking & Tramming in Tokyo

I still remember yellow trams were running in Shinobazu-dori Avenue during 1960s or maybe in early 70s.  They were running in Kasuga-dori Avenue, too.  Gone are the good old days and now those tram routes became bus routes or subway routes under the ground.  But one route still remains with old yellow trains.  That yellow…