shinto

Mr. Sato visits the “shrine of money” in Kyoto

Turns out, if you want to pray for money, there’s a really long line.

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Japanese sign uses the power of spirits to strike fear into passers-by and stop them from littering

Forget putting the fear of God into someone; this graveside sign calls on spirits to ensure people mind their manners.

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Draw-your-own fox charms are one of the highlights of Kyoto’s famous Fushimi Inari Shrine

Go for the history and culture. Stay for the silly artwork.

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Inspired by an anime-style drawing, this fantasy outfit now steps out into the real world with gorgeous details.

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The only path to this Nagasaki Shinto shrine gets swallowed by the sea every day【Video】

A popular destination for those looking for love or trying to start a family, but you’ll want to check the tide schedule before you visit.

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Crowdfunding campaign’s backer rewards include photo shoot with swimsuit’s official cosplay model.

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Japan’s Kashima Shrine has a beautiful, sacred spring hiding behind its main buildings

Serene waters have been purifying worshipers for centuries.

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Divinely delicious-looking Japanese chocolates draw inspiration from ancient Shinto tradition

Magatama beads have been around for millennia, but this is the first time we’ve seen them in sweet, edible form.

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Japanese shrine maidens in Osaka spotted wearing unusual costumes during winter

One shinto shrine is making news around Japan for dressing their miko in a garment many had never seen before.

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Shinto ceremony that involves feeding a carp alcohol criticized as “animal abuse”

The debate continues over whether plying a carp with booze is inhumane treatment of animals or a treasured part of Japan’s cultural heritage.

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Japanese shrine maiden roomwear officially on sale, looks divinely cute, heavenly comfortable

Cozy Shinto-style fashion for relaxing at home.

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“Cat shrine” status causing problems for Japan’s millennium-old Izumoiwai Shrine

Priests struggling to humanely keep cat population under control, asking for visitors’ help.

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We visit Japan’s “cave of death,” said to end the life of those who dream of it

Will this be Mr. Sato’s last adventure?

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Japanese futon for your wallet lets it rest, claims to impart Shinto blessings

Luxury and divine assistance, all in one tiny, traditional package.

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Japanese artist stumbles upon stunning scenic site at hidden shrine outside of Tokyo

The secluded site is enthralling people across Japan with its mysterious and untamed beauty.

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Step into a magical spirit world at the Motomiya Festival at Fushimi Inari Shrine in Kyoto

The Kyoto shrine famous for thousands of vermilion torii gates will spirit you away to a mystical world of beauty this weekend at its famous annual night-time festival.
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Cute cat finds way to make humans bow down and worship him at Japanese shrine

The furry new deity, however, forgot about a couple of small yet important details.

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Japanese “Exorcism Holiday Plan” for dogs helps rid them of bad spirits in their unlucky years

Have your pet feeling rejuvenated both physically and spiritually after a getaway in Japan.

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These “Mikoshi Dako” are the badges of honour from a Japanese festival

Rather than hiding the calluses, the bulges on these men are glorified for a very special reason.

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This beautiful, traditional Japanese building is actually a fully modern convenience store

Convenience stores in Japan are often like mini supermarkets, but this one near one of Shinto’s holiest shrines also feels like a time machine.

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