Izumo exhibition

Thursday, Aug. 16, 2012  Special to The Japan Times   By SACHIKO TAMASHIGE Izumo: The myths and gods of Japan’s history “Shinkoku is the sacred name of Japan — Shinkoku, ‘The Country of the Gods’; and of all Shinkoku the most … Continue reading


Japan Today carries news of a new political party planned by an Ainu activist… *******************************************************************************************************************************************   Fairer-skinned and more hirsute than most Japanese, the Ainu traditionally observed an animist faith with a belief that God exists in every creation—trees, hills, … Continue reading

An Aomori power spot

 Black-tailed gulls at Kabushima Shrine in Hachinohe The Japan Times recently carried a report about Aomori ‘power spots’.  The boom has now come to the attention of prefectural authorities, who are eager to milk it for its potential in boosting … Continue reading

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