Shugendo (mountain asceticism) opportunity

The following article from the Japan Times is notable for a number of reasons. Above all it shows how Shugendo is opening up to outsiders in dramatic fashion: rental clothing from a tourist office, and advertisements in English would have been … Continue reading

Agnostic religion

  The New York Times carried an article on Christmas Eve about the increasing number of people who seek ritual without religion and spirituality without dogma. Given the nature of Shinto, the trend is particularly interesting for ritual stands at … Continue reading

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