Year of the Sheep

    New Year greetings to all Green Shinto readers at this auspicious time of new beginnings… Hatsumode (New Year shrine visit) is the busiest time of year for shrines, and also the most profitable in terms of income.  Millions … Continue reading

Izumo delights

The Shimane area, boasting the impressive Izumo Taisha, is undoubtedly one of the most attractive and mythological parts of Japan.  Much of its appeal is its remoteness, and access is not easy from the main parts of Japan.  An article … Continue reading

Miyazaki’s Shinto themes

  The Japanese director of animated films Hayao Miyazaki received an Honorary Award from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences on Nov. 8 at a private dinner event. “My wife tells me I’m a very lucky man,” said … Continue reading

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