The One about the Panasonic Living Showroom in Minato

Next to Shiodome in Minato is the Pansonic Living Showroom. Panasonic may be thought my many, especially in America, as an American company but Panasonic is actually a Japanese company formerly known as Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd. Founded in 1918, Panasonic was a producer of lightbulb sockets, then after World War II, would make radios and appliances and bicycles. And the company would become one of the largest electronic […]

The One about Shamrock by Abbot’s Choice in Roppongi

Located in the Minato Ward in Roppongi is one of the noteworthy pubs in the area. Shamrock by Abbot’s Choice is known for carrying numerous draught beers, hundreds of varieties of whisky and bottled beer. Best place to find during your stroll to or from Roppongi Hills.  If you happen to visit the place during happy hour (3 p.m. – 7 p.m.)., you’re really in for a treat.  Food and […]

The One about Zozoji Temple in Minato, Part 2

I wrote about my experience at Zozoji Temple in the Shiba neighborhood of Minato Ward back in 2015. The San’en-zan Zozo-ji Buddhist Temple is a great temple of the Chinzei branch of Jodo-shu Buddhism and founded by Yuyu Shoso. While I’m not going to dwell on the history, I will say that there are a few things that brought me back to Zozoji Temple.  And it’s this photo I took […]

The One about Zojoji Temple (in Minato)

  If you are heading to Tokyo Tower, right across the street is the Zozoji Temple. The Buddhist temple is located in the Shiba neighborhood of Minato, Tokyo and it is the Great Main Temple of the Chinzei branch of Jodo-shu Buddhism. Back in 1393, the Zojoji temple was founded as an orthodox and fundamental nembutsu seminary for Jodo shu. The temple was relocated to its present site in 1598 […]