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Shinto is a tradition native to Japan that arose naturally on the eastern fringe of the Eurasian continent and was woven over many years into the fabric of people's everyday lives. The "8 million kami" (gods and goddesses) of Shinto, however, originated not just in Japan but also India, China, Korea and the ...

The modern Japanese artist, Sawako Utsumi, hails from northern Japan. In this article, the focus is on three recent art pieces related to stunning mountains. Unlike this art piece, the faith of Shinto played a significant part in her last two mountain themed art pieces, even if on the margins of the eye while ...
Teen wins annual 'Lucky Man' footrace at Shinto shrine. January 10, 2018 (Mainichi Japan). Participants of the annual "lucky man" footrace at Nishinomiya Shrine in the Hyogo Prefecture city of Nishinomiya start to run as soon as the gates open early in the morning on Jan. 10, 2018. Kurosu Sato, third from the left, took ...
Sumo's three grand champions clapped their hands and stamped their feet in a traditional New Year offering to the Shinto gods Tuesday, as the sport seeks to turn the page on a scandal-hit 2017. Wearing just their traditional white knotted belts -- or "kesho-mawashi" -- with colourful aprons, the "Yokozuna" ...
An 18-year-old high school sprinter gearing up for the upcoming university entrance exams won the annual "Lucky Man" footrace early Wednesday morning at a major Shinto shrine in western Japan. Kurosu Sato, a third-year student from Ashiya in Hyogo Prefecture, beat 107 other runners in the first group ...

The women were helping dancers put on costumes, as support staff for kagura performances of Shinto music and dance. Along with the appeal of kagura itself, such as the gorgeous, ceremonial atmosphere of music, dancing and costumes, these performances also reflect the enthusiasm of the women who ...
The women were helping dancers put on costumes, as support staff for kagura performances of Shinto music and dance. Along with the appeal of kagura itself, such as the gorgeous, ceremonial atmosphere of music, dancing and costumes, these performances also reflect the enthusiasm of the women who ...
The origin of otoshidama is unclear, but one of the theories is that it stems from a Shinto event in which kannushi, or Shinto priests, give kagami mochi, two round rice patties with the smaller stacked on the larger, to shrine visitors. Over time, people started using money instead of kagami mochi.
Got any New Year's Eve or Day plans? You might want to head over to Nu'uanu to be part of a centuries-old Japanese tradition. It's a Shinto blessing to start the new year. Reverend Akihiro Okada of the Daijingu Temple of Hawaii stopped by the morning news set to demonstrate the blessing. We were ...
However, mirrors in Japan a long time ago had a round shape, and were often used for important Shinto rituals. As mirrors are believed to be a place where gods reside, these mochi (rice cakes) are shaped like an ancient round mirror to celebrate the new year together with the gods. On top of the rice ...
The title of miko, or Shinto shrine maiden, definitely sounds impressive. However, becoming a miko doesn't involve the sort of solemn, life-long decision as many other religious roles. In modern Japan, many young women work part-time as miko while leading otherwise secular lives, and there's even a ...
The title of miko, or Shinto shrine maiden, definitely sounds impressive. However, becoming a miko doesn't involve the sort of solemn, life-long decision as many other religious roles. In modern Japan, many young women work part-time as miko while leading otherwise secular lives, and there's even a ...
Mitsuha works as a miko, or Shinto shrine maiden, in her family's temple. And if you are curious about what being a miko is like, you can sign up for a miko experience package at the Amagasaki Ebisu Shrine. The shrine is located in Amagasaki City in Hyogo Prefecture, near to Kyoto and Osaka. During the ...
the suspect in the murder of his Shinto priest sister at a Tokyo shrine last week sent about 2,800 letters insulting the victim to shrines across Japan, investigative sources said Friday. police suspect Shigenaga Tomioka, 56, held a fierce grudge against his 58-year-old sister Nagako for her ascension to the ...
It was last Thursday night at the Tomioka Hachimangu, a centuries-old Shinto shrine in Tokyo famed for its annual festival and association with Japanese sumo wrestling. Nagako Tomioka, the chief priestess, was returning home to the tranquil grounds when a man hiding nearby charged at her wielding an ...
Only about 10% of the Shinto shrines have female priests. Usually, the priesthood is passed from father to son. Shigenaga was originally the head priest of the shrine but was fired in 2001, possibly for financial difficulties. The feud was extreme enough that Shigenaga had sent death threats to his sister and ...

Shinto religious leaders in Munakata, a sleepy municipality on the Japanese island of Kyushu of 100,000 that administers the smaller island, however, pre-empted their concerns. Rather than opening Okinoshima to the masses, they closed it to everyone except for roughly two dozen Shinto priests.
A Japanese man wielding a sword killed his sister, a Shinto priestess, on the grounds of a Tokyo shrine, then stabbed his wife to death before killing himself, police and media said. Police declined to comment on a motive for Thursday's killings or the family feud. Three police officers standing on steps in ...
Shigenaga Tomioka, 56, set upon his elder sister Nagako, chief priestess at Tomioka Hachimangu shrine, amid what local media reported was a long-running disagreement over who should take charge of the 1627 Shinto temple. He is said to have stabbed Nagako, 58, though her chest and sliced the back ...
Shinto religious leaders in Munakata, a sleepy municipality on the Japanese island of Kyushu of 100,000 that administers the smaller island, however, preempted their concerns. Rather than opening Okinoshima to the masses, they closed it to everyone except for roughly two dozen Shinto priests. They stay ...
Kakure Kirishitan worship is an odd blend of Shinto and Buddhist observances -- initially to deceive the authorities -- and dimly remembered Latin prayers whose distortions as they were handed down in secret from generation to generation acquired, in the minds of worshipers, a sacred character of their ...
The title of miko, or Shinto shrine maiden, definitely sounds impressive. However, becoming a miko doesn't involve the sort of solemn, life-long decision as many other religious roles. In modern Japan, many young women work part-time as miko while leading otherwise secular lives, and there's even a ...
The Association of Shinto shrines considers Ise Jingu shrine in Mie Prefecture, which is home to the patron god of the Imperial Household, the goddess Amaterasu, as the most revered. The shrines under the association distribute protective talismans called "o-fuda" from Ise Jingu, and the profit made from ...
The title of miko, or Shinto shrine maiden, definitely sounds impressive. However, becoming a miko doesn't involve the sort of solemn, life-long decision as many other religious roles. In modern Japan, many young women work part-time as miko while leading otherwise secular lives, and there's even a ...
Mitsuha works as a miko, or Shinto shrine maiden, in her family's temple. And if you are curious about what being a miko is like, you can sign up for a miko experience package at the Amagasaki Ebisu Shrine. The shrine is located in Amagasaki City in Hyogo Prefecture, near to Kyoto and Osaka. During the ...
It was last Thursday night at the Tomioka Hachimangu, a centuries-old Shinto shrine in Tokyo famed for its annual festival and association with Japanese sumo wrestling. Nagako Tomioka, the chief priestess, was returning home to the tranquil grounds when a man hiding nearby charged at her wielding an ...
Only about 10% of the Shinto shrines have female priests. Usually, the priesthood is passed from father to son. Shigenaga was originally the head priest of the shrine but was fired in 2001, possibly for financial difficulties. The feud was extreme enough that Shigenaga had sent death threats to his sister and ...
Okami HD places players in control of the Shinto sun goddess Amaterasu (also known as Ammy), who takes the form of a white wolf throughout the game. As you may imagine from the art style and setting, the game's narrative borrows heavily from Japanese folklore, legends, and myths. Amaterasu sets out ...
Shinto religious leaders in Munakata, a sleepy municipality on the Japanese island of Kyushu of 100,000 that administers the smaller island, however, pre-empted their concerns. Rather than opening Okinoshima to the masses, they closed it to everyone except for roughly two dozen Shinto priests.
A Japanese man wielding a sword killed his sister, a Shinto priestess, on the grounds of a Tokyo shrine, then stabbed his wife to death before killing himself, police and media said. Police declined to comment on a motive for Thursday's killings or the family feud. Three police officers standing on steps in ...
Shinto religious leaders in Munakata, a sleepy municipality on the Japanese island of Kyushu of 100,000 that administers the smaller island, however, preempted their concerns. Rather than opening Okinoshima to the masses, they closed it to everyone except for roughly two dozen Shinto priests. They stay ...
A violent attack with Japanese swords and survival knives at Tokyo's famed Tomioka Hachimangu shrine has left three dead -- including the chief priestess and her brother -- in an apparent family feud that turned deadly. Head priestess Nagako Tomioka, 58, and the two suspected attackers, her brother ...
The FCF Growth of Shinto Paint Co., Ltd. (TSE:4615) is -1.000000. Free cash flow (FCF) is the cash produced by the company minus capital expenditure. This cash is what a company uses to meet its financial obligations, such as making payments on debt or to pay out dividends. The Free Cash Flow Score ...
The ROIC Quality of Shinto Paint Co., Ltd. (TSE:4615) is 9.956642. This is calculated by dividing the five year average ROIC by the Standard Deviation of the 5 year ROIC. The ROIC 5 year average is calculated using the five year average EBIT, five year average (net working capital and net fixed assets). The ROIC is ...
A Shinto priest leads Japanese lawmakers visiting the controversial Yasukuni shrine in Tokyo on December 5, 2017. -- AFP pic TOKYO, Dec 5 -- Dozens of Japanese lawmakers this morning made a pilgrimage to the controversial Yasukuni Shrine, which neighbours China and South Korea see as a ...
Japanese social media went aflutter when one person posted a photo of a large poster installed at the Koura Grand Shrine located in Fukuoka, Kyushu. At first glance, the Shinto shrine appears to solicit applications for male shrine maidens. This is unusual as although shrines frequently hire part-time ...
Graphic designers are most definitely part of their own tribe. They love the smell of printed paper. They get excited about foils. They have an undying passion for beautifully designed things, from fashion and accessories to architecture and interior design. With so much to consider, how do you choose the ...
Japan's monarchy is entwined in the Shinto religion and the emperor still performs religious ceremonies. What do Japanese People think? Most support the emperor's desire to abdicate - a survey by the Kyodo news agency after Akihito suggested he wanted to step down found more than 85% saying ...
His duties include Shinto religious ceremonies and constitutionally-defined tasks, such as the opening of parliament. The octogenarian Akihito's 29-year reign has also been marked by travels to domestic disaster sites to cheer survivors, and overseas to soothe the wounds of a war fought in the name of his ...
It should also come as no surprise that Shinto influence is present in Nintendo games, albeit sometimes in the unlikeliest forms. You'd be hard pressed to think Star Fox has anything to do with Japanese myths until you realise that Kyoto is also home to the Fushimi Inari-taisha, the head shrine to Inari, the ...
Meena Dhawan has absorbed the Negative Speed Force out of Barry Allen, becoming the Negative Flash. She explains how black hole saved ...
Shinto Paint Co., Ltd. (TSE:4615) presently has an EV or Enterprise Value of 12977505. The EV helps show how the market assigns value to a ...
A Shinto shrine caused a stir on twitter when a passerby happened to notice a sign that appeared to be advertising a job opening for a….male ...
A slender path rambles through Japanese white pines and Fullmoon maples, over rock terraces, and up to the threshold of a Shinto shrine, ...
Shares of Shinto Holdings Inc (TYO:2776) last traded at 191, representing a move of -0.52%, or -1 per share, on volume of 1.49M shares.
A Shinto shrine caused a stir on twitter when a passerby happened to notice a sign that appeared to be advertising a job opening for a….male shrine maiden??? Shrines often hire part-time sales assistants and groundskeepers for the New Year's season, since most people in Japan visit in the first few ...
This certainly applies to Hakone Jinja (Hakone Shrine), whereby the Shinto faith blends naturally with nature. Also, the historical treasure ...
Japan has been obsessed with yokai, many of which emerged from the gods of its pre-Shinto animist religion, for centuries. They were often ...
Usually o-mikoshi (the "o" is honorific, uttered in respect) look something like the Shinto shrines they originate from. But the bowl-shaped ...


 

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