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  1. The Surprising Way Tokyo Has Changed In The Last 10 YearsRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 21, 2017 | Kotaku

    ... prone country, so that makes sense. But it's deeper than that: the main shrine buildings at Japan's most important Shinto shrine Ise Jingu are destroyed every 20 years. This has been going on for over 1,300 years. Also, during the past decade, there ...

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  2. Wabi lies at the heart of Japanese historyRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 19, 2017 | The Japan Times

    ... other joys. But the sages and poets of old were curiously drawn to it. The seeds of wabi were sown by a poet and Shinto shrine official named Kamo no Chomei (circa 1153-1216), who bequeathed to posterity a charming little memoir known as the ...

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  3. Princess Mako and boyfriend Kei Komuro to publicly announce their engagement on Sept. 3Read the original story w/Photo

    Aug 16, 2017 | The Japan Times

    ... cousin, Prince Takamado, tied the knot with Kunimaro Senge, the eldest son of the chief priest of Izumo Taisha, a Shinto shrine in Shimane Prefecture. The Diet enacted a law in June to allow the 83-year-old Emperor to pass the throne to his elder ...

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  4. In Kyoto: The twin peaks at Kamigamo-jinjaRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 16, 2017 | Sun-Star

    ... by the municipal government and as a Historic Site by the national government. Third, Kamigamo-jinja is the oldest Shinto shrine in Kyoto and one of the oldest in Japan, which was founded in 678, more than a century before Heiankyo (the former name ...

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  5. In Flight Films 08/2017Read the original story

    Aug 16, 2017 | Lost In Translation

    ... body switching happens between a city dwelling boy, Taki, living in central Tokyo and a country girl, Mitsuha, from a Shinto shrine family in the mountains of Gifu in central Honshu. It was a surprisingly moving and compelling story.

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  6. Opinion: What if Nazi war criminals were worshiped in Germany?Read the original story

    Aug 15, 2017 | Xinhuanet

    ... their attitudes toward war prisoners and the explanation of history, with Yasukuni Shrine as an outstanding example. Shinto shrines are Japan's aboriginal religious sites, but Yasukuni Shrine is special, as it honors Japan's war dead including 14 ...

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  7. Wordcatcher Tales: Gomou, Togakushi, KamoigiRead the original story

    Aug 15, 2017 | Far Outliers

    ... - In northern Nagano Prefecture, we explored the lovely mountain forests of Togakushi, site of an extensive old Shinto Shrine complex that also served as training grounds for ninja. Togakushi used to be called Togakure, using the shape of the verb ...

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  8. Japan's Abe donates to controversial war shrine on anniversaryRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 15, 2017 | Turkish Daily News

    ... senior military and political figures convicted of war crimes by an international tribunal. The indigenous Shinto religious shrine has for decades been a flashpoint for criticism by countries that suffered from Japan's colonialism and aggression in ...

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  9. Commentary: What if Nazi war criminals were worshiped in Germany?Read the original story

    Aug 14, 2017 | Xinhuanet

    ... their attitudes toward war prisoners and the explanation of history, with Yasukuni Shrine as an outstanding example. Shinto shrines are Japan's aboriginal religious sites, but Yasukuni Shrine is special, as it honors Japan's war dead including 14 ...

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  10. Over 6,000 offer prayers at Tokyo event held on 72nd anniversary of Japan's World War II surrenderRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 14, 2017 | The Japan Times

    ... and Tomomi Inada, close aides to Abe and regular visitors to the contentious shrine. China and South Korea regard the Shinto shrine as a symbol of Japan's wartime militarism because it enshrines Class-A war criminals, including wartime Prime ...

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  11. Revelers get super soaked during top Tokyo festivalRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 13, 2017 | Stars and Stripes

    More than 50 teams carrying portable Shinto shrines weighing thousands of pounds paraded through Tokyo on Sunday in the highlight of one of the city's biggest summer events. Drummers played as crowds attending this year's Fukagawa Hachiman Matsuri cheered and doused paraders with water as they lifted and twirled the miniature shrines, also known as mikoshi.

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  12. Calls for spring 2019 Emperor abdication growing within agencyRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 12, 2017 | The Japan Times

    ... Day of 2019, the Emperor will perform an early morning ceremony to honor Japan's deities and Ise Jingu, an important Shinto shrine in Ise, Mie Prefecture. He will then take part in New Year's celebrations that begins before noon. A visit by the ...

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  13. Akasaka: Sublime and surreal spots in Tokyo's government districtRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 11, 2017 | The Japan Times

    A diplomat friend and I enjoy lunch at the Akasaka Capital Tokyu Hotel, in the governmental hub of Tokyo. As we part, he tips me off that there's a little-known footpath from the hotel, leading uphill to the Hie Shrine, one of Tokyo's most important Shinto sites.

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  14. A Pretty Good RideRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 10, 2017 | Surlyblog

    ... matter if it was the hill country of Pennsylvania, a beach in Scotland, a gravel parking lot outside of Fruita, or a Shinto shrine in Kyoto. There are a whole batch of you out there that get involved with riding bikes for all the right reasons. You ...

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  15. Lonely Planet's Japan: Kyoto and Osaka, a natural fusion of the old and newRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 6, 2017 | Manawatu Evening Standard

    ... pilgrims since the 8th century AD. In addition to halls holding fine Buddhist images, the complex includes a Shinto shrine that is associated with matters of the heart - buy a prayer plaque here to assure success in romance. This ancient temple was ...

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  16. Women Are Banned From Visiting This UNESCO World Heritage SiteRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 1, 2017 | Ms. Magazine

    The island has served as an ancient religious site where prayer rituals are conducted for the safety of traveling ships and trade relations with China and Korea, rituals which date to as early as the fourth century. Only priests from Munakata Taisha, a collection of Shinto shrines, may worship at the island's Okitsu shrine, which was constructed during the 17th century.

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  17. Oh deer, Nara's famous four-legged creatures are being culledRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 31, 2017 | The Washington Post

    The ancient Japanese city of Nara is famous for its old Buddhist temples and Shinto shrines, but also for its present-day deer. Every year, hordes of tourists flock to Nara, south of Kyoto, to experience the peace of the historic sites and the rambunctiousness of the 1,200 or so deer that freely roam through the park in the middle of these sites.

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  18. WWII Today- February 2012Read the original story

    Jul 26, 2017 | HistoryNet

    ... the actual souls of those who died in service to the emperor. A clerical error was to blame. Yasukuni, operated by a Shinto religious foundation, is notorious for enshrining- among 2.4 million others- 14 Japanese convicted as Class A war criminals ...

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  19. Paul Christie: Exploring the heart of Japan on footRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 22, 2017 | The Japan Times

    ... course? The Kunisakihanto Minemichi Long Trail. The peninsula has a 1,300-year history as the origins of a Shinto-Buddhist religious center. Monks have been walking this beautiful peninsula since ancient times. 13. Is Japan cool? I think Japan and ...

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  20. In Kyoto: The vermilion gateways of Fushima Inari-taishaRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 21, 2017 | Sun-Star

    ... tourists want the same thing. Even a solo shot in a vacant torii tunnel posed as a problem. Fushimi Inari-taisha, a Shinto shrine, was established in 711AD and is the head shrine of Inari. It is the dedicated to the Inari, the Shinto god of rice, ...

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