Eco-Shinto or eco-nationalism? (Part Two)

Arne Kalland, professor of Social Anthropology at the University of Oslo, here responds to an article by Aike Rots on Shinto’s sacred forests (see Part One.)  For the full article, click here. ******************************************************************************************************* The Japanese national essence Nihonjinron [the debate about … Continue reading

Eco-Shinto or eco-nationalism? (Part One)

Our friend Aike Rots is carrying out research on Shinto’s environmental policies.   Here is an extract from a piece he has written entitled “Shinto’s sacred forests”.  (The full article can be found here.) ********************************************************************* Interestingly, in Japan, Jinja Honchō … Continue reading

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