Shrine crisis?

 The following extract is taken from a longer article carried by Bloomberg News Japan’s Shinto Shrines in Crisis Despite Abe Pushing Religion by Isabel Reynolds About 41 percent of Japan’s shrines are in danger of disappearing along with the rural … Continue reading

Shrine items and names

The Japan National Tourism Organization (JNTO) has a website with indepth explanations of aspects of Japanese culture, together with some useful illustrations.  Here for example is their page on Shinto Shrines, which provides names for the various items.  Interesting too … Continue reading

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