WELCOME TO Japan
THE LAND OF THE RISING SUN
"Is this the shrine featured in my favourite anime movie ‘Your Name’ (Kimi No Nawa)?
Mitsuha and Taki, wait for me, I'm coming! Wait, I think I might be mistaken...
Even though both have red pillars, they are different shrines...
The one featured in 'Your Name' is the Suga Shrine in Yotsuya, while this is the Fushimi Inari Taisha Shrine.
Fushimi Inari Taisha Shrine is a shrine dedicated to Inari, a Japanese deity.
It is famous for its vermilion torii gates, which straddle a network of trails behind its main buildings.
After walking through the Senbon trail, we will be at the summit of Mt. Inari-san.
Can’t wait to see the view!
Oh I see several priests coming our way, how should I greet them? Which formal bow should I use?"
"Ah yes, I should greet the priest with a formal bow.
Since I am not expressing feelings of deep gratitude or apology,
the most formal Saikeirei bow is not required.
In this case, I should go with the Keirei bow and lower my torso about 30 degrees. This is the way to do it!
In addition to understanding the different kinds of bows the Japanese use to greet each other,
we should also learn some commonly used greeting phrases.
Today, we have Jiawei to share some of these phrases with us."
“That was really fun to learn!
Ok, I think we should continue with our journey up Mt. Inari-San. There are 10,000 torii gates we need to
pass and around 12,000 steps before we can reach the summit of Mt. Inari-san.
It’s going to be tiring but let’s persevere. Delicious food and beautiful scenery await us at the top!
We’re finally here! The torii gates we passed by were all
so beautiful that I simply had to keep snapping photos of them! And here at the peak, the feeling is priceless!”
Guess what I did when I returned home? I converted one of
my photos of the torii gate into a jigsaw puzzle!
Can you try to put the pieces together to form the right image?
Arrange the pieces by dragging them into our 3 x 3 grid to form a picture.
Simply drag the individual pieces into the puzzle board below, placing them in position.