Sunday Jul 20
Mikagura ceremony comes to Portland, and America, for the first time
For the first time in the continental U.S., Shinto priests from Japan performed the ancient spiritual ceremony of Mikagura in Portland's First Congregational Church.
Explore Granite Falls: There's more than just the falls in this historic town
Rosalio and Rebeca Montes, of Chihuahua, Mexico, relax in the sun on the bank of the South Fork Stillaguamish River outside of Granite Falls on July 9. The Monteses were in town visiting family who live in Marysville.
Wood found on Ore. Beach traced to Japanese shrine
A battered piece of wood that washed up on the Oregon Coast has been traced to a sacred shrine in Northern Japan.
Tree planting ceremony held at Portland Japanese Garden
A tree planting ceremony was held at Portland Japanese Garden , Friday morning, July 18, 2014.
Portland Shinto performance will be first in the U.S.
The Mikagura ceremony, a Shinto ritual, will be performed for the first time in the U.S. on Saturday, July 19, 2014, at First Congregational Church.
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Only in Japan
The vast majority of festivals in Japan are not unusual. Then, there are some that are referred to as "kisai" or "strange festival."
The Japan Times
Not ducking tradition in Higashi-Ueno
With its lotus-laden Shinobazu pond, park grounds, and national museums, the Ueno area in Tokyo draws millions of visitors a year.
The Japan Times
Osaka's Ikukunitama Shrine set to revive ritual for first time in 70 years
Ikukunitama Shrine in Osaka next month will revive a Shinto ritual using a newly built "gohoren," or a phoenix float, after a hiatus of 70 years.