Today is the 4th day of Christmas: Feast of the Holy Innocents, the young male children ordered murdered in Bethlehem by King Herod, according to the Gospel of Matthew. And the Japanese still don’t care. But we are getting closer to the New Year, which is the big deal here. There is an interesting anniversity today, so let’s look at that.
Tag Archives | shinto
December 14, 2013
In Today’s post: Shinto shrines for superstitious employees and customers.
December 1, 2013
Today, Tamagotchi, clumsy ninja, and komainu.
November 16, 2013
In today’s post, I dive into some Japanese superstitions. Also, as usual, the photo of the day to enjoy, which is yet another superstition.
November 7, 2013
Today’s post gives some info about temizuya at shrines. Also, dragons!
October 24, 2013
In today’s post, a look at Tatsuki Shrine, a Shinto shrine in Okazaki. Also, some thoughts and info on Shinto itself.
October 13, 2013
Today’s post is all about torii gates! I love these things.
October 11, 2013
In today’s post, a few thoughts on shrines in Japan and how they are unique in the world, and a nice photo from an Inari shrine.
August 8, 2013
The main gate to Iga Hachimangu, one of the more famous shrines in Okazaki. A beautiful piece of architecture, built — as usual with traditional Japanese buildings — without a single nail.
June 15, 2013
Lord Buddha is everywhere but—
alas! — invisible
In the silent dawn
I see him faintly in a dream.