Shinto death 16: Postscript

A timely article recently appeared in the Japan Times about a subject which will be familiar to anyone who has seen Okuribito (Departures), the 2009 Oscar-winning film about Japan’s special funeral services.  The care and sensitivity with which the deceased … Continue reading

Gokonomiya Shrine (Kyoto)

Gokonomiya Shrine is not one of the better-known shrines of Kyoto, though in any other town it would certainly be a focus of attention.  It was first mentioned in 862 as having been restored – which means it dates from … Continue reading

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