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Month: July 2020

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The Hiroshima Peace Pagoda, Buddhist Relics, and a Nice Hike

The Hiroshima Peace Pagoda, Buddhist Relics, and a Nice Hike Gyan Kumar, July 2020 Buddhism is Humanity’s most ancient world religion, and its emphasis on non-violence is well known to all. In the wake of World War 2, it therefore comes as little surprise that Buddhism would play a crucial role in the rebranding of […]

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Takaoyama, Temple Ruins, and the Best View of Hiroshima

Takaoyama, Temple Ruins, and the Best View of Hiroshima(…in the author’s opinion) Text by Gyan Kumar, photos by Phillip Holbek, July 2020 East of Hiroshima lies Takaoyama, or Mt. Takao, a 425m tall mountain. Takaoyama is peculiar in two ways: the first is that its top is barren, with many large boulders, thus offering the […]