Buddhist mirror

  On my visits to Buddhist temples, I’ve sometimes noticed round mirrors on the altars and wondered whether this was the influence of syncretic shin-butsu (Shinto-Buddhism).  However, thanks to Green Shinto friend and polymath John Hanagan, I’ve now been able … Continue reading

Mikage Festival pt. 2

  In the morning the festival procession had left Shimogamo Shrine for Mikage Shrine at Yase, where participants collected the aramitama of the kami (and had lunch).  In the afternoon the procession returned to Shimogamo, where the kami was welcomed … Continue reading

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