Kyushu island, Japan: shrines and shugendo on the Kunisaki peninsulaThe GuardianAs Japanese lifestyle fads go, the ancient art of shugendo isn't going to knock Marie Kondo off the bestseller lists. Its secret rituals, practised in the mountains of the Kunisaki peninsula, include treacherous climbs on rusty chains and regular ...
Owen Sound Sun TimesWalking across ancient Japan: Remote Kumano pilgrimage trail littered with treasuresOwen Sound Sun TimesOSAKA, Japan — The 1,000-year-old pilgrimage to the Kumano Sanzen — the three great Shinto shrines on Japan's Kii Peninsula south of Osaka — was once so popular that “like ants on the Kumano pilgrimage” became a popular description […]
TwinfiniteAre These Breath of the Wild Shrines Hiding a Secret Triforce Message?Twinfinite... of these shrines are holding their hands in such a way that could be perceived as being representative of the Triforce. Some redditors were quick to point out, however, that these are traditional Japanese and Tibetan Buddist hand signals known as ...The Legend of Ze […]
RocketNews24Your Name anime film merchandise now available from Japan's gacha capsule toy vending machinesRocketNews24Japan's plastic-windowed gacha capsule toy vending machines can often be seen outside arcade centres and novelty goods stores, piled high on top of each other and tempting customers with a variety of tiny wares encased inside colour […]
The EconomistThe enduring thrill of traditional Japanese theatreThe EconomistOnly later was it adopted in Buddhist temples, Shinto shrines and the Japanese imperial court. Although the imperial household ensemble now only makes a handful of public forays each year, other ensembles are carrying this music far and wide.