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Photo Of The Day: Kagura-Dono, Japan

A kagura-dono (or kagura-den) is a stage within a Shinto shrine which is used for both entertainment and religious purposes. Noh plays and kagura… 63 more words


Understanding Religions

Understanding Religions  

By Apolinario Villalobos


Man as a thinking being need not be prodded to understand what are happening around him. The intelligence innate in him is supposed tell him what is good and what is bad. 842 more words

Quick Facts - The Goddess Ame-no-Uzume-no-mikoto

Copyrighted and written by Penny Rebel

Ame-no-Uzume-no-mikoto or simply Uzume is the Shinto Goddess of myrth, revelry, dawn and dance. She is also praised as “the Heavens’ forthright female”. 227 more words

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Can Free Jazz Be Ritualized?


In her book Ritual Practice in Modern Japan author Satsuki Kawano shows that, rather than being obvious assumptions, there are very specific reasons that lead to the ritualization of daily activities,  as well as religious and social occasions. 2,655 more words

Godly Trees "I knew it" - video

It all makes sense, years ago, and I mean years ago, I was in the mountains surrounding Kyoto. I was staying in a ryokan, (miyamaso) small at the time, it remains the same today. 374 more words

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