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Backlash to the Netflix show ignores an essential aspect of the KonMari method: Its Shinto roots.
The violence apparently stemmed from a family feud.
It’s difficult to know whether they should be categorized as bedding or sex toys.
Here is my disclaimer: I am a Christian. I am an American. I do not believe in conflating the two. My faith and my nationality
First gate to walk past. Torii. A traditional Japanese gate serving as the entrance to a Shinto shrine or any Japanese Buddhist
Cultures around the globe celebrate birth in unique ways.
Fushimi-Inari Taisha by Paolo Piccoli on 500px Take a virtual walk down the fiery red-orange gates of the shrine: Fushimi
Beautiful Meiji Shrine is already on most tour itineraries. The perfect stop before or after a ramble through Harajuku. Two very different -- but always compatible -- sides of this culture.
Koganji has been drawing hopeful health seekers to Sugamo since 1656. Believers come to pray to the powerful Togenuki Jizo statue.
These narratives imbue Mount Kōya with a profound sanctity, a serenity that one finds at a sacred site believed to be inhabited by miracle-working saints and resident deities.
The hope is that, listening to such wisdom can point toward ways to confront the threats that face our forests and our environment and give us the wisdom and determination to act upon them.
By Cathy Lynn Grossman USA Today (RNS) When uncounted thousands have died in a disaster such as last week's earthquake and
Proud of their secular society, most Japanese aren't religious in the way Americans are: They tend not to identify with a
Director Thomas Balmès has a much simpler mission in Babies, but with a somewhat similar goal: Travel the world, capture
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The story tells of a group of samurai who were left leaderless (becoming ronin) after their daimyo (feudal lord) was forced
One might have thought that Obama would slant more towards the Constitutional First Amendment of Separation of Church and State, and forgo the tradition of "Prayer Breakfasts."