The extract below is taken from “Hawaii’s Domestication of Shinto’ by Dr. James Whitehurst, who was professor of religion at Illinois Wesleyan University in Bloomington.  The article first appeared in the Christian Century November 21, 1984, p. 1100.  The full … Continue reading

It’s Setsubun time

  Setsubun in Kyoto lasts from Feb 2-4, though Feb 3 is the main day. It’s a syncretic festival, and below is a list of temples and shrines where activities take place, taken from Kyoto Visitor (photos are my own).  … Continue reading

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