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February 03, 2018
Otakiage: Cremation Ritual For Old Shinto Charms
I've written previously about my kamidana - my household Shinto shrine. I talked about how...
August 05, 2017
Dealing With Japan’s Sacred Deer
Back in the days of yore when I used to teach English in Japan, I...
March 19, 2017
Grieving For Robots And Dolls: Animism Or Materialism Gone Mad?
Since Sony stopped repairing AIBOs, the robot dogs have been slowly “dying out.” In response...
March 14, 2017
What Do Gods And Mascots Have In Common?
There is of course a big difference between the Gods and Goddesses of old and...
January 30, 2017
Pagan, Shinto & Spiritual Book Reviews January 2017
Including the classic novel recently adapted for the big screen, Shusaku Endo's "Silence."
December 28, 2016
Celebrating Japanese New Year in London
While the UK may not have any Shinto shrines to visit at New Year, other...
December 23, 2016
What Do Christmas And Japanese New Year Have In Common?
The parallels suggest that certain motifs are important in all religious winter festivals across all...
September 10, 2016
Moon Gazing At Tsukimi: Japan’s Autumn Festival
Rabbits, poetry and offerings to the Moon: How to celebrate the Moon-Gazing Festival
July 13, 2016
Celebrating the Neopagan Wheel of the Year in Japan
Neopagans living in Japan may find conditions are more favourable there than in the West...
March 25, 2016
Why Doesn’t Japan Celebrate Easter?
Japan celebrates Christmas, Valentine's Day and Halloween, so why not Easter?
March 08, 2016
Shinto: Some Basics
Five facts about Shinto
February 03, 2016
Year of the Monkey
What does the monkey signify in Shinto?
January 26, 2016
How I found the Shinto-Pagan Path
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