Monday, May 28, 2018

Fukui Cosmos fields

Not so many years ago the locals of Miyanoshita in Fukui had to decide what to do with a large piece of barren ground. One of the options was to turn it into a...

Eiheiji, the temple Steve Jobs wanted to study at

In Fukui there are two well known temples, Daianzenji and Eiheiji, that differ very strongly from each other. Eiheiji Temple belongs to the "Soto Zen" school of teaching and its name literally means temple...

Eiheiji, the temple Steve Jobs wanted to study at (2)

What do priest trainees eat? With more than 200 people living under one roof there must be a very complex system for cooking, right? On the contrary, the monks prefer to keep the sober lifestyle...

Five Fantastic Fukui Facts

You might not have heard of Fukui but there are many amazing things in this lesser known prefecture. Let WAttention introduce you to some fantastic facts that you can use in your next conversation...

Ichijodani Asakura Ruins, remnants of a powerful clan

The Asakura clan (朝倉氏) was one of the most powerful clans in Fukui during the Sengoku period (1467 - 1603). Ichijodani is the name of the city they built. At its height, Ichijodani had...

Ichijodani Asakura Ruins, remnants of a powerful clan (2)

The City There are many interesting things to see in the reconstruction of the Ichijodani. Actors walk around in historical costumes and mannequins are set up inside the homes to reenact historical scenarios. For safety reasons,...

Restaurant Review: Ichijodani – Restaurant

Near the Asakura ruins is a modern restaurant that is very much in touch with the seasons. Ichijodani Restaurant changes its menu every time new local ingredients are at their peak. They then turn...