The side of the main rōmon gate at Iga Hachiman Shrine, with the rising sun flag in the background.
Tag Archives | Shinto
Posts with photos or info about Shinto, the native Japanese religion. You know, the one with the red torii gates.
A Japanese stone lantern, hidden away in the trees.
A lion-dog creature on a roof! He’s a komainu and he protects that roof from evil.
A remake of an older photo using textures, and a video about how to use textures with your own photos.
Baby ema! Wait… What’s an ema? Read on and find out!
Shinto Shrines are good places to find dragons.
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 anniversary today, so let’s look at that.
In Today’s post: Shinto shrines for superstitious employees and customers.
Today, Tamagotchi, clumsy ninja, and komainu.
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.
Today’s post gives some info about temizuya at shrines. Also, dragons!
In today’s post, a look at Tatsuki Shrine, a Shinto shrine in Okazaki. Also, some thoughts and info on Shinto itself.
Today’s post is all about torii gates! I love these things.
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.
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.