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How to make your dreams come true: the Japanese Shinto ritual

Dear Reader,

I bet everyone you know would love to have a formula to make their wishes and dreams come true, and the sooner the better. 763 more words


Funding for a Torii at Tsubaki Grand Shrine of America

Tsubaki Grand Shrine of America is one of the most important Shinto shrines in the world of international Shinto. It’s one of the few large Shinto shrines outside of Japan, and it was first one to be build in mainland US after the Second World War. 223 more words

Shinto / Japanese Religion

guided stairway

At Fushimi Inari Shrine.


Gates of Sasuke Inari Shrine

In a valley in Kamakura, you can find Sasuke Inari Shrine. Inari shrines are famous for their many red gates forming a kind of tunnel. Some have hundreds, while other have just three. 82 more words


Japanese culture focus: Understanding what a "Torii" gate is and what it isn't

When learning about a foreign culture, sometimes you experience a shift of perspective where what you thought you knew was wrong, or at least incomplete. One place this is common is where your only knowledge about a foreign culture is through the biased lens of another country (probably where you were brought up). 771 more words


Japan Trip - Day 6

Ikawa Ryokan 5:30pm 25/09/14

Deer diary,

Today we visited the acclaimed “Most beautiful place in Japan.” and I can honestly say that could very well be true. 143 more words