Open Shugendo

For the first time in 1,300 years, the Yamabushi open their doors to international visitors in search of self-discovery June 26  Japan Today Yamabushi are the ancient mountain priests of Japan. Their traditional role was to help guide people to … Continue reading

Travel tip (Izumo)

Bentenjima and Inasanohama Beach (Gaijin Pot website: A godly reunion. In spiritual Shimane prefecture, there’s a sacred beach where eight million gods are believed to congregate once a year to determine the destiny of lovers. Located less than a kilometer … Continue reading

Emperor’s daughter becomes supreme priestess at Ise Shrine KYODO  JUN 21, 2017  Japan Times TSU, MIE PREF. – Sayako Kuroda, the daughter of Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko, assumed the post of supreme priestess at Ise Shrine this week, the … Continue reading

Graffiti mystery

Graffiti found on 11 shrines in Awaji prompt police investigation Kyodo, Staff Report.   Jun 1, 2017 KOBE – Graffiti were found at 11 shrines from Tuesday to Wednesday in the city of Awaji in Hyogo Prefecture and local police suspect … Continue reading

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