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Franie travels: Kiyomizu-dera Shrine, Kyoto

Above the clouds of Kyoto the Buddhist Kiyomizu-dera Shrine provides not only a stunning view over the entire city, it also is a perfect place of silence and peace. 39 more words


Franie travels: Fushimi Inari Shrine, Kyoto

The magic Fushimi Inari Shrine is definitely one of the must-sees in Kyoto. The JR line directly stops at the foot of the mountain where the shrine with its red shining gates sidle upon the top of the hill. 48 more words


Franie travels: Meiji-Shrine, Japan

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Traditionally New Years is the most important holiday in Japan when even the 35 million metropolis Tokyo get a rest. Since most people leave the Japanese capital around December 29 and return after January 2 the city is less crowded and therefore perfect for visitors. 163 more words


Noragami: A Prayer for Forgotten Gods

Management:  While my opinion of the show is generally positive overall, this essay, by no means, is meant to serve as a comprehensive review, but rather, as an articulation and analysis of some of what I feel is this series’ most integral and interesting themes. 1,420 more words

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Crowd Control

A Shinto priest surveys the crowds at Itsukushima Shrine as shrine maidens help visitors select Omikuji (fortunes written on paper) and Omamori (protection amulets/talisman).
Miyajima, Japan-2016年1月11日


Meiji Meditation

During the second week of 2016, a visitor to Meiji Shrine observes the crowd around her/Tokyo, Japan 


Shinto Absurdities

1. You are Izanami, the Japanese creator goddess. You died giving birth to the fire god, and your husband has come to the underworld to save you. 1,081 more words