Anime shrine (Okayama)

Okayama shrine a site of pilgrimage for ‘Tenchi Muyo!” anime fans Asahi Shinbun February 01, 2016  By TAKUYA NISHIE/ Staff Writer ASAGUCHI, Okayama Prefecture–With its 320-step stone stairway and centuries of history, Tarojinja shrine here appears to be just like … Continue reading

Anime ema

Ema tablets featuring ‘Beyond the Boundary’ heroine sell out at Nara shrine Asahi Shimbun, February 07, 2015  By SHOTARO HAMADA/ Staff Writer KASHIHARA, Nara Prefecture–Five hundred small tablets featuring images of the protagonist of the popular anime series “Beyond the … 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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