Discover India in Japan : Kobe Jain Temple in Kitano-cho

We are taking a break from Tokyo and introducing you some Indian footprints in a southern city of Japan, KOBE. As per the textbook definition of what I learned back in India, Tirthankar, in Jainism is  a sage of the highest order, whose wisdom bridges the material world with the spiritual world. There are supposedly

Discover India in Japan : Saraswati idol at JR Koenji Azuma Dori

Financial transactions are one to one. 100 yen money for 100 yen worth of goods and services. Exchange (give and take) 100 dollars with your friend and both of you have 100 dollars. Exchange an idea with your friend and both of you have two ideas. Knowledge doubles. In the Hindu mythology is a term called “Saraswati-dan” , loosely

Discover India in Japan : Ashes of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose at Renkoji

The Indian footprint in Japan is quite varied and includes not only cultural aspects but even political scenarios. One such political footprint in Tokyo is of the Indian freedom fighter, well known in India, Subhas Chandra Bose who was born late in the 19th century when India was occupied by the British, and has lead

Discover India in Japan : Tsukiji Honganji. Indian architecture in a Japanese temple

Interested in seeing the Indian architectural influence in Tokyo? Next to the Tsukuji Fish Market, walking towards Ginza, is a temple which from the exterior has a distinctively Indian feel to it. The Tsukiji Honganji Temple has Indian roots and according to the information we collected at the temple the Hindu architecture influence is due

Discover India in Japan : Indian Judge enshrined at Yasukuni Shrine Dr. Radha Binod Pal

Yasukuni Shrine is a Shinto shrine in Chiyoda, Tokyo, Japan. It was founded by Emperor Meiji and commemorates anyone who had died in service of the Empire of Japan. The Honden shrine commemorates anyone who died on behalf of the empire, including not only soldiers, relief workers, factory workers, and other citizens, but also those

Discover India in Japan : Kanda Myojin Shrine near Akihabara

Buddhism carried many ideas from India to Japan and its easy to find many of those even today in the most interesting places. Akihabara is the place for geeks, anime, electronics and what not, but just a five minute walk is a thousand year old shrine The Kanda Myojin where we found the Indian God Mahakaal