• Stockholm Stockholm
    5 year resident, to guide around the local wonders
  • French Polynesia French Polynesia
    6 islands in the South Seas
  • some image Tokyo Tour
    1-day walk around the best spots
  • Japanese Wedding Japanese Wedding
    The dark side of the rising sun
  • Skyline Hong Kong
    Skylines, bar streets, markets & islands
  • some image Fashion shopping in Tokyo
    The best souvenir of Japan is not omiyage
  • Sydney Opera Australia
    Sydney's NYE, Gold Coast & Great Barrier Reef
  • Gecko Hawaii
    Aloha nature wonders
  • Yakushima Yakushima
    Hiking the Princess Mononoke Forest
  • Ishigaki Lighthouse Ishigaki
    Okinawa's shades of blue
  • Yuki Matsuri Hokkaido
    Powder Snow Festival
  • Daikanyama Daikanyama
    Tokyo's SoHo
  • Cosplayer Comiket
    The Biggest Cosplay Event
  • Cherry Tree Blossom Hanami (花見)
    Sakura by the skyscrapers
  • Hiroshima bomb time Hiroshima
    The Bomb & Miyajima
  • top of mount fuji guide to climb Japan
    Top of Mt.Fuji
  • Kyoto & Nara Nara & Kyoto
    Ciervos nadando en lagos de roca
  • Formentera House Formentera
    Mediterranean Sun

7.3.12

Tokyo Mosque: 東京 ジャーミイ (Tokyo Jamii)












Tokyo Camii is a pretty mosque located a step West from Harajuku. The mosque was originally finished in 1938, but this is the reconstruction from 2000, it isn't as historical as the Alhambra... But a pretty spot to visit a different side of this never ending amazingness.

Doing some wikipedia research, I found an interesting link with the first victory of Japan in the global scene (that considering 80000 casualties as some sort of gain):

"The first Japanese to go on the Hajj was Kotaro Yamaoka. He converted to Islam in 1909 in Bombay, after coming into contact with Russian-born writer, Abdürreşid İbrahim, whereupon he took the name Omar Yamaoka. Both were traveling with the support of nationalistic Japanese groups like the Black Dragon Society (Kokuryūkai), Yamaoka in fact had been with the intelligence service in Manchuria since the Russo-Japanese war. His official reason for travelling was to seek the Sultan's approval for building a mosque in Tokyo (completed 1938). This approval, granted 1910, was necessary as Abdülhamid II considered himself, as Khalifah and Ameerul Mu'mineen (the leader of all Muslims)"

The Black Dragon scares me. Still it's kinda cool to think of the place we visited as somewhat liked back. Guess all cities have charming historical spots. Just a matter on getting your shoes ON and checking them out.

El sábado visitamos la mezquita de Tokyo. A un paso de Harajuku (muy cerca de la estación de Yoyogi Uehara) es un edificio que reluce al sol. No es histórico especialmente, pero impresiona con sus blancos muros y sus detalles que recuerdan a las vacaciones del verano pasado.
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