L.A. Oshogatsu (New Year)

Shinto opportunity in the City of Angels coming up! Little Tokyo in Los Angeles celebrates New Year’s Day with an Oshogatasu Festival. Live entertainment, stalls, Japanese food, mochi-making, taiko, kendo – and a Shinto priestess with sacred items on offer. … Continue reading

Neo-Shintoism

With the spread of Shinto overseas, there are some exciting transformations taking place as innovators adapt Japanese practice to their needs.  This is particularly evident in the marriage of Shinto to contemporary paganism, with pioneers creating something that might be … Continue reading

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