Koyasan 1200th Anniversary at Abeno Harukas Art Museum

by Hideo

The treasures of sacred mountain Koyasan

The founder of Shingon Buddhism, Kobo Daishi, began the construction of monastic complex deep in the mountains of Koyasan as a place for meditation far from worldly desires In 816.

That's why the treasures of sacred mountain Koyasan are exhibited to commemorate Koyasan 1200th Anniversary at Abeno Harukas Art Museum.
  In the museum you can see many Buddhist statues such as the seated image of Kobo Daishi, Eight attendants of Fudo-Myoo, the Standing Figures of four Heavenly kings and the like.
  There are 117 temple houses and you can stay in 52 houses our of them. I would like you to visit the sacred Shingon World.
If you are interested in Koyasan, please refer to Koyasan.

Koyasan 1200th Anniversary at Abeno Harukas Art Museum

Abeno Harukas

By the way have you ever heard of Abeno Harukasu ?  Abeno Harukas is the tallest building in Japan with a height of 300 meters.  It was open to the public on March 7th last year (2014) and the number of visitors to the observatory on the 60th floor exceeded 2 million on Nov. 24th (less than 9 month).  If you come to Osaka, I hope you'll find the Osaka Castle from the observatory on the 60th floor .
Please refer to Abeno Harukas.

Koyasan 1200th Anniversary at Abeno Harukas Art Museum

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19 Feb 2015


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Hello, I'm HIDEo YOSHIda. Please call me HIDEYOSHI, the same name as the famous shogun who built the Osaka Castle in 1585.

I was born in Kobe and worked in Osaka for nearly 40 years. I would like to introduce the Kansai region to you ,including Kobe, Osaka, Kyoto, Nara, and Wakayama.

Kobe is one of the two largest ports in Japan, along with Yokohama. After the opening of the Port of Kobe in 1868, foreigners built their residences on the hillside of the Kitano-cho area, overlooking the ocean. Many of the foreign residences are now open to the public as museums, including the Weathercock House, with it's symbol weathercock on the triangle-shaped roof.
In Meriken Park, the red Port Tower (the city's landmark), creates a beautiful contrast against the white Kobe Marine Museum. The museum's design was inspired by the waves and sailing ships.

When you have a chance to visit Osaka, please join my tour. I'm sure you'll enjoy the interesting and historical, scenic spots. For example, Shin-Sekai is a downtown area with a strange mix of nostalgic atmosphere and contemporary energy. You can try local foods (kushikatsu, sushi, tempura) at a reasonable price. Billiken (a famous statue of the spirit of luck) will be waiting for you!!. Dotombori is a popular street with a lot of flashy signboards. Osaka is widely known as a "Kuidaore-no-machi", or literally "drinking and eating luxuriously to death." Osaka Castle was built by Toyotomi HIDEYOSHI in 1585. Oh, it's my residence, isn't it !

These days "The Wizarding World of Harry Potter" area in USJ, or Universal Studios Japan, is also attracting more and more people.

I'll be looking forward to seeing you !! read more


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