Malaysian Christian NewsJapanese praying in Shinto shrines for athletes going to the Olympics and the World CupMalaysian Christian NewsKYOTO: Fans of the Japanese figure skaters Satoko Miyahara and Yuzuru Hanyu have visited the Goou Jinja Shinto Shrine in Kyoto where they left written prayers for their success in the upcoming PyeongChang Olympic Games. The t […]
SoraNews24Travelers' misguided attempt to earn good luck is damaging Japan's most famous torii shrine gateSoraNews24It's worth noting that Japan does have a long-established practice of donating coins to shrines and temples, which is often thought to bestow good luck, health, or other benefits upon those who toss a coin into the collection box […]
Atlas ObscuraHiking Kumano Kodo, a Remote Ancient Pilgrimage Route in JapanAtlas ObscuraNow the shrines themselves are accessible by bus, which allows more tourists to come and pray at the holy sites without having to take part in the trek through the mountains. With steep inclines, long stretches of trail without a place to rest, and ...
JAPAN Forward (press release) (blog)Precious Sword Discovered in Ceiling at Kasuga Taisha Restored ...JAPAN Forward (press release) (blog)An important twelfth-century Japanese sword, discovered hidden in the ceiling during a 1939 refurbishment of the treasure house at Kasuga Taisha shrine in Nara, will now be put on display. The sword appears to be in very g […]