Shinto
Shinto (神道, Shintō), also kami-no-michi, is an indigenous religion of Japan and the people of Japan. It is defined as an action-centered religion, focused on ritual practices to be carried out...
Tsuchinoko
The Tsuchinoko is a well known Japanese cryptid, it's a kind of snake although not quite as impressive as other elusive creatures found in Japanese mythology. According to the legend, the Tsuchinoko.....
Thousands of Men Battle for Lucky Sticks in 'Naked Festival'
Wearing only loincloths, thousands of men cram into the Saidaiji Temple in Okayama, Japan waiting for priests to drop the sacred talisman at the Hadaka Matsu...
Shinto
An introduction to Shinto, Japan's earliest religion.
Kagura - Video
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Japanese creation myth
In Japanese mythology, the Japanese creation myth (天地開闢, Tenchikaibyaku, lit. "creation of heaven and earth"), is the story that describes the legendary birth of the celestial and earthly worl...
KAMI
KAMI, derived from the Indonesia Kesatuan Aksi Mahasiswa Indonesia ("Indonesian Students Action Forum") was an Indonesian anti-communist group formed on 27 October 1965. It consisted of Islamic, Catho...
Kagura
Kagura (神楽, かぐら, "god-entertainment") is a Japanese word referring to a specific type of Shinto theatrical dance—with roots arguably predating those of Noh. Once strictly a ceremonial art derived from...
Misogi
Misogi (禊) is a Japanese Shinto practice of ritual purification by washing the entire body. Misogi is related to another Shinto purification ritual called Harae – thus both being collectivel...
Japanese festivals
Japanese festivals are traditional festive occasions. Some festivals have their roots in Chinese festivals centuries ago, but have undergone great changes as they mixed with local customs.Some are so ...
Japanese mythology
Japanese mythology embraces Shinto and Buddhist traditions as well as agriculturally based folk religion. The Shinto pantheon comprises innumerable kami (Japanese for "god(s)" or "spirits"). This arti...
Shinto shrine
A Shinto shrine (神社, jinja, archaic: shinsha, meaning: "place of the god") is a structure whose main purpose is to house ("enshrine") one or more Shinto (神道, Shintō) kami. Its most im...
Ichinomiya
Ichinomiya (一宮, also 一の宮 or 一之宮, first shrine) is a historical term referring to the Japanese Shinto shrines with the highest shrine rank (ja:社格) in a province or prefecture.Most of the old...
Twenty-Two Shrines
The Twenty-Two Shrines (二十二社, Nijūni-sha) of Japan is one ranking system for Shinto shrines. The system was established during the Heian period. The shrines listed below receive special offeri...
Kojiki
Kojiki (古事記, "Records of Ancient Matters" or "An Account of Ancient Matters") is the oldest extant chronicle in Japan, dating from the early 8th century (711–712) and composed by Ō no Yasumaro at ...
Nihon Shoki
The Nihon Shoki (日本書紀), sometimes translated as The Chronicles of Japan, is the second oldest book of classical Japanese history. The book is also called the Nihongi (日本紀, lit. Japanese Ch...
Fudoki
Fudoki (風土記) are ancient records of provincial culture, geography, and oral tradition presented to reigning monarchs of Japan, also known as local gazetteers. They contain agricultural, geographic...
Rikkokushi
Rikkokushi (六国史) is a general term for Japan's six national histories chronicling the mythology and history of Japan from the earliest times to 887. The six histories were written at the imperial ...
Shoku Nihongi
The Shoku Nihongi (続日本紀) is an imperially commissioned Japanese history text. Completed in 797, it is the second of the Six National Histories, coming directly after the Nihon Shoki and followed b...
Kujiki
Kujiki (旧事紀), or Sendai Kuji Hongi (先代旧事本紀), is a historical Japanese text. It was generally believed to have been one of the earliest Japanese histories until the middle of the Edo period, wh...
Tenrikyo
Tenrikyo (天理教, Tenrikyō), sometimes rendered as Tenriism, is a monotheistic, Shinto-derived new religion originating from the teachings of a 19th-century Japanese woman named Nakayama Miki, kn...
Tsuchinoko
The Tsuchinoko is a well known Japanese cryptid, it's a kind of snake although not quite as impressive as other elusive creatures found in Japanese mythology. According to the legend, the Tsuchinoko.....
Kagami mochi
Kagami mochi (鏡餅), literally mirror rice cake, is a traditional Japanese New Year decoration. It usually consists of two round mochi (rice cakes), the smaller placed atop the larger, and a daidai ...
Shitori Jinja (Yurihama)
Shitori Jinja (倭文神社) is a Shinto shrine in Yurihama, Tottori Prefecture, Japan. Artefacts from the sutra burial ground (1103) have been designated a National Treasure.