Tag Archives | shinto

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Emperor Rokujō

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.

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The Garden Shrine

In Today’s post: Shinto shrines for superstitious employees and customers.

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Tamagotchi Shall Not Pass

Today, Tamagotchi, clumsy ninja, and komainu.

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Japanese Superstitions

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.

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Temizuya and the Dragon

Today’s post gives some info about temizuya at shrines. Also, dragons!

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Seeking Blessing at Tatsuki Shrine

In today’s post, a look at Tatsuki Shrine, a Shinto shrine in Okazaki. Also, some thoughts and info on Shinto itself.

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Land of the Gods

Today’s post is all about torii gates! I love these things.

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I Want to Be Big

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.

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Gate of the God of War

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.

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Once Upon a Time in the East at Rokusho Shrine

Lord Buddha is everywhere but—
alas! — invisible
In the silent dawn
I see him faintly in a dream.
~Ryōjin Hishō

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