Okayama shrine offers charms to protect each body part

National Nov 1, 2020

Okayama shrine offers charms to protect each body part

Many shrines and temples in Japan sell amulets for good health, but a shrine in Okayama Prefecture is famous for offering more than 50 varieties of charms for different parts of the body or symptoms. The unique amulets offered at Nihon Daiichi Kumano Shrine are ...

Ferry service in western Japan ends 109 years of history

National Dec 16, 2019

Ferry service in western Japan ends 109 years of history

A ferry connecting Uno Port in Okayama Prefecture and Takamatsu Port in Kagawa Prefecture has ceased services after 109 years. The ferry completed its last trip across the Seto Inland Sea on Sunday night after a long-term decrease in passengers led to the deterioration of ...