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Religion

What is Torii Gate?

Torii gate is the gate which stands at the entrance of shrines in Japan. But what is the role and meaning of torii gates? Here is a complete guide to torii gates in Japan!
Religion

What is Shinto? Finding the Japanese Religion in Everyday Life

Shinto (or Shintoism) is a major religion in Japan. Even though people in Japan are not religious, Shinto is rooted deeply in daily lives without realizing it. In this article, we explained the concept and history of Shinto and where to find these beliefs in Japan, even in the popular Ghibli films.
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5 Hidden Buddha Statues “Hibutsu” in Japan

Hibutsu literally means “Secret (hidden) Buddha statues” that can be found at some Buddhist temples around Japan. As you can infer from the name, usually they are not opened to the public, keeping them hidden for certain reasons. We introduce 5 beautiful Hibutsu which you can see every year for a limited period. Here is the introduction to the Hibutsu, and where and when to see them!
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Animal Statues at Temples & Shrines in Japan

At most shrines and and temples throughout Japan you will find some animal statues. In this article we explain the meaning behind these statues and provide you with some great places to visit!
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What Are Jizo Statues?

You will see many Jizo statues in Japan. In this article, we briefly introduce what Jizo are, and some famous temples where you can see unique Jizo statues in Japan.
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Japanese Religious Beliefs: Yakudoshi

In Japan, some years in life are considered unlucky. Read all you need to know about Yakudoshi and how to ward off your bad luck in this blog.
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Shinbutsu-Shugo: The Mix of Shintoism and Buddhism in Japan

Japan is home to 2 main beliefs; shintoism and Buddhism, in this article we explain the concept of Shinbutsu-Shugo, how these have grown together and where you can see the mixture of the two.
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The Most Iconic Torii Gates In Japan

In this article we will share with you the 9 most iconic torii gates in Japan!
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The Best Buddhist Temples in Japan

Buddhism is one of the two main religions in Japan, together with Shintoism. In this article we will explain how Buddhism came to Japan, the main outings and the best temples to visit!
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An Overview of Shintoism and Buddhism in Japan – Differences and History

Shintoism and Buddhism are the two main religions of Japan that peacefully coexist. In this article we will explain the differences between the two and how to recognize a shrine from a temple.
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