Shimane website

It’s kamiari time in Izumo, when all the gods of Japan (except Ebisu) gather for their annual meeting in Shimane.  How appropriate then that Green Shinto should carry a piece about Shimane. 2012 marked 1300 years since the publication of … Continue reading

Koxinga Shrine in Taiwan

The Koxinga Shrine in Taiwan is typical of Chinese ancestral shrines, and similar to those of Japan. It was set up by by Zheng Jing (1642-1681), to worship his father Koxinga.  When Taiwan became part of the Qing Empire, it … Continue reading

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