Tag: folklore

Legends, Landscapes, and Luscious Peaches: Discovering Okayama’s Timeless Charms

In the heart of Japan, Okayama Prefecture offers a captivating blend of rich history, stunning landscapes, and cultural wonders. During our trip to Matsue, we had a couple of hours free to explore the city of Okayama, known for its deep-rooted connection with the legendary folklore hero, Momotaro. Okayama and Momotaro Okayama’s cultural…

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Shimane Folklore: Prince Okuninushi and the Lakeside Wonders of Matsue

Shimane Prefecture beckons with a captivating blend of nature, culture, and history, creating a tapestry of wonder that transcends time. Among the tales that echo through this picturesque region is the legendary story of Prince Okuninushi, whose compassion towards a humble hare played a pivotal role in shaping his destiny. Unraveling the Legend…

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Lafcadio Hearn’s Matsue: A Journey Through Time, Myth, and Legacy

As we traverse the enchanting landscapes of Matsue and Shimane, we step into the world that Lafcadio Hearn once called home. His legacy endures in the pages of his writings and the echoes of his footsteps in these timeless locations. The city of Matsue and the broader Shimane prefecture invite travelers to delve…

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