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A Primer to Religion in Japan.

So it’s been quite a while since my last post. I had tons of stuff I wanted to talk about, but after I got hit by a particularly bad case of food poisoning I lost the motivation to write for quite a while. 3,650 more words


Something More: Islam and Anime, KanColle Christians, and Dying Shinto Trees

Could this be called a world report version of Something More? This week, we have stories from Japan, of course, but also from Indonesia and, why not, we can say that a KonColle article is international, too!  201 more words


Kuji in 9 syllable seal

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Nine Assemblies Mandal Shingon
In Japanese, the nine syllables are: Rin (臨), Byō (兵),
Tō (闘),
Sha (者),
Kai (皆),
Jin (陣),
Retsu (列), 813 more words


Hatsumōde at Namba Yasaka Shrine

One thing I’ve learned since celebrating the New Year in Japan is… I never want to celebrate the New Year in Manila again.

Ōsaka is all city, sure, especially when you’re walking through Namba, but on the morning of January first, no one is on the streets.  238 more words


Post-Structural Legitimacy


Religion has been integral to the state or rulers the world over for a variety of reasons; as such no study of political philosophy or comparative religion would be complete without an examination of how religion interacts with power through state-like structures. 2,985 more words