My Favorite Music List

I recently created my favorite music list on my YouTube account.    Music happyuanblog    I’ve mainly listened to music from UK and the USA ever since I was a student.    My current favorite is dance music including hip hop, rap and so on.    Dancers in music videos are so cool and sometimes too sexy.    It’s amazing that many singers are gifted in both dance and music.   Separately from dance, let me introduce some interesting songs from the list.  Do  you know Ylvis?    It is a comedy group from Norway.    “The Fox(What Does the Fox Say?)” on YouTube has drawn many people’s attention since September this year.   I love it.

Their new song is humorous too.    It made me want to go to Massachusetts(the spelling is certainly difficult).  lol

Tsujunkyo Bridge

– A continuation of the last story –
After leaving Heitate Shrine I visited Tsujunkyo Bridge.  Both are located in Yamato-cho.
Tsujunkyo Bridge is Japan’s largest stone-arch aqueduct bridge, which was built in 1854 for water supply to local farmers. For more information  please click Japan Web Magazine.

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Fancy meeting Kumamon there!
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Fortunately, I was able to see the waterfall which is a rare occurrence.

A Spiritual Place – The Heitate Shrine

The other day, I drove to a country side “Yamoto-cho” where it took an hour and a half to get from Kumamoto city.   There are several sightseeing spots in Yamato-cho.  One of them is the Heitate shrine.   Most people living in Kumamoto don’t know it.   However it is famous among some Japanese because it is known as a spiritual place, where a mystic force provides energy, good luck and healing to a person who stands there.   It seems that many people outside Kumamoto visit there.

You have to go up a long stone stars to reach the shrine.

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This is the main shrine.

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The history of the shrine is written on the board.   It has a long history as nobody knows when it was founded.   It worships several Shinto gods.

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There are many huge trees around the shrine.   Somehow I felt refreshed.

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The Shinto priest was performing a purification ceremony.    Some Japanese go to shrine to pray or purify something such as wishing their happiness, good health, or exorcising a person or place of evil spirits.   I’m not a religious person, but I have also gone to a shrine for a purification ceremony a few times before.

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