Hinduism 4) Rock Cave

  Sun worship was common across the ancient world, and it’s no surprise that there should be common elements between Japanese beliefs about Amaterasu, the sun goddess, and continental versions of the solar myth.  However, the similarities in the Cave … Continue reading

Gion 6): Yoiyoiyama

  For three evenings before the Gion Matsuri main parade on May 17, the centre of Kyoto is closed to traffic (known as pedestrians’ heaven) as the area is packed with crowds making their way around the various floats and … Continue reading

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