shrines

Huge crowds go to Japanese temples on New Year to “pray for things to return to normal”

The only thing thicker than the crowds is the irony.

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Japan Airlines staff reassigned to work as shrine maidens during coronavirus travel downturn

New role shifts focus from the literal skies to the figurative heavens.

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Japanese water purification ritual at shrines under threat due to the pandemic

Shrine enthusiasts come up with a clever solution to help preserve an important tradition.

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Typhoon destroys real Ghost of Tsushima island shrine torii gate, crowdfunding campaign launched

Video game inspiration receives massive support in request for repair donations.

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Samurai’s severed head moved in Tokyo, earthquake occurs at his body in Ibaraki

“More care than a nuclear weapon” required to restore the burial mound dedicated to Japan’s most vengeful spirit.

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Why buy your cat a cat house when you can buy a cat shrine from Japan instead?

The Neko Jinja House lets you worship your cat in the comfort of your own home.

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Japanese police hide at shrine in camo gear to catch a thief…who stole six bucks 【Video】

Elaborate sting operation lasts over four hours, ends with an officer tripping over and another one appearing from the bushes in a full-on Ghillie suit.

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Akihabara’s otaku shrine celebrates PlayStation 5 launch with ethereal one-night event

The PS5 is welcomed into the world at a Japanese shrine with a long history of protecting electronics.

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Cat in Japan finds the perfect shrine to take shelter from the rain at

Cats have a habit of hanging out wherever they want to, but at this shrine felines are honored guests.

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New Japanese craft gin from Edo-period sake brewery contains the essence of “wa”

Unique blend of botanicals includes seaweed, tea, wasabi, and Japanese cedar, as a nod to the wood used in red shrine gates.

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Osaka shrine’s sacred horse provides no bathroom privacy, lots of laughs after “remodeling”【Vid】

Horse just wanted to help, official Twitter account says.

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Sacred 1,200-year-old tree toppled by severe storm at shrine in central Japan【Photos】

Shinmei Shrine’s sacred cedar saved the community twice, according to local legends.

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Tradition meets summer blooms as shrines arrange beautiful floating flower displays【Pics, Video】

Shrines are cooling off from the summer heat by taking the art of flower arrangement to a whole new level.
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Why this centuries’ old Shinto shrine is suddenly also a hot spot for anime fan art【Photos】

Whether you call it Demon Slayer or Kimetsu no Yaiba, Kamado Shrine is the place to go for fans of the hit anime/manga.

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Coronavirus changes how Tokyo shrine handles centuries’ old purification process for visitors

Priests fear traditional custom could lead to infection, provide modern alternative.

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Mysterious salt cauldrons predict disasters at one of the “Three Great Miracles of Japan”

We travel off the beaten track to one of the most fascinating holy sites in the country.

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Japanese photographer captures the beauty of Kyoto in the snow 【Photos】

Visit famous tourist spots like you’ve never seen them before. 

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Kyoto’s Shrine of Severing Ties does its job a little too well again…by losing jobs

This (un)lucky recipient of the shrine’s divine power also shares a list of tips to be aware of before praying at the infamous shrine.

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Demon-slaying Dojigiri, one of Japan’s Five Swords Under Heaven, now on display at Kasuga Shrine

Legendary blade is a an official natural treasure, and presented in a uniquely beautiful way.

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Japan’s legendary Brother Katana might not be brothers after all? Investigating the mystery【Pics】

Two of Japan’s most beautiful blades are said to be linked at birth, but a closer look makes some scholars think twice.

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