Tag Archive: Buddhism

Aug 14 2012

Kyoto and the Gion Matsuri festival

I got to Kyoto right in time. The famous Gion Matsuri festival peaked on 17th of July. Enjoy the video and some photos of Kyoto! Special thanks to: Tomoko Masukawa (Japan), Ebrahim Shahmirzadi (Iran), Hubertus Neidhart from Webspace Provider Network for excellent web page hosting services; Lilith Pendzich

Jun 02 2012

Bathing Buddha

Suanbo was the only town on my trip through South Korea in which I did not find a host. When reaching the town I quickly realized why it is this way. It’s a town which economic sources seem to be focused 100 % on tourism. The city is flooded by hotels and motels each and …

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May 24 2012

Buddha’s Birthday

Product placement for Slim Fast

Let’s get started. The first impressions of Seoul. And what would be better than starting with a big party? With the lantern Festival. This is how the Southkoreans celebrate Buddha’s birthday. Enjoy! Buddha Birthday von Daaaaaaaaaaaax Special thanks to: Hubertus Neidhart from Webspace Provider Network for excellent web page hosting services; Lilith Pendzich;

Dec 21 2011

24th Week

The dark side of the moon Okay it’s once again picture time. This time of the Senso-ji-Temple in Tokyo also shot in late September. When walking through the temple complex there a woman asked me if her little daughter – maybe five perhaps six years young – might ask me some questions. So I bent …

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Aug 09 2011

the tenth week

Buddhist heart

They lost their hearts in India Obon Festival part two. In week nine I showed you some photos of the Obon atmosphere. What I missed to catch so far were the dances linked to this tradition, and of course the kimonos. It’s time to present you some footage from the festival. One of Tokyo’s biggest …

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Aug 07 2011

The ninth week

Kawagoe Obon Festival

A light dawned on me I am sticking to my rule about not talking about my work after the first week. The 1.000.000 lantern festival is being celebrated in Kawagoe. How Kawagoe looks like during the day I have already shown you. Yet this festival provides the opportunity to take some pictures of the place …

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Jul 13 2011

third week

Die Maus

Here comes the mouse!   Friday. My host Celine has no internet access at home which is why she is taking me to her university, Dokkyo university. There she hands me her wireless password and heads off for her lectures. It’s simply great. This is how I even get to know Japanese student live. Even …

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May 25 2011

the first week


Moving moments Since the flight from London to Japan takes you over the north pole and the sun does not set there in late May, the trip was literally is the longest day of my life. And an astonishing one as well. An eternal ice desert until the horizon! Even if the following does not …

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