Differences In A Japanese Temple and Shrine
A first time visitor to Japan can’t help but see the many temples and shrines, and would probably think that they are all the same. But they are not, here are the differences between a Japanese Shrine and a Japanese Temple.
International Shinto Foundation [offsite link]
The International Shinto Foundation was established to dispel such misunderstandings about Shinto. A major aim of the foundation is to disseminate Japanese culture to provide a clearer understanding of all aspects of Japan.
Omikuji – Fortune Telling Paper
Find out about some eye-opening facts about “omijuki”, or fortune telling paper, in this week's article. What country are omikuji produced in? Hint: The answer is not Japan... Even most Japanese are not aware of this, so be one of the first few in the world to find out!
Religious Views in Japanese Society
What is the main religion of Japan? Shinto? Or Buddhism? Or both? This article will clear any misconception that a non-Japanese person might have with regards to the average Japanese person’s religious views.
Shinto - The Indigenous Religion of Japan
Shinto is the indigenous religion of the people of Japan and it dates back to 200 BC.
Shintoism - The Way of the Kami
In Shinto belief the Kami is ever present, being deities they can take whatever shape or form they desire, you would be surprised to discover that Shinto beliefs does not adhere to original sin.
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