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The main belief system of the Japanese people is called Shintoism. Shinto is more than... Read More
What are Torii Gates?
In front of every Japanese Shinto shrine there lay a gate made of two... Read More
Hi, my name is Michelle Alleman and I am here today at the Ryokan Sawanoya,... Read More
How to Pray at a Japanese Shrine ?
There are many different practices that take place at Shinto shrines. These include performing the... Read More
The 5 Things you Should Know Before Visiting a Temple
Make sure to step over the threshold: Each temple has a wooden section of the... Read More
Why are Shinto Shrines Surrounded by Trees and Forests?
If you frequent Japanese Shinto shrines, you may have noticed that they are commonly... Read More