the entrance of Ise shrine

Introduction of Shinto shrine (jinja) in Japan

[su_label type=”info”]Japanese shrine(神社) and Shinto(神道)[/su_label]   [su_label type=”black”]Shinto[/su_label]   Shrines in Japan deify various Shinto gods. Because Shinto have Yaoyorozu-no Kami(八百万の神, eight million gods) which means myriad gods. In other words, it is polytheism. Not only the gods from the myth, such as Kojiki(古事記), but also the nature and personal belongings.   Originally, the religion started from Read more about Introduction of Shinto shrine (jinja) in Japan[…]

Murouji Temple, five stories

Japanese temples and shrines

  [su_label type=”info”]Feature of Japanese traditional architectures[/su_label]   The number of the temples in Japan is about 76,000 and that of the shrines is about 80,000. Coming to Japan, you can see the temples and the shrines everywhere even if you travel Kyoto, Nara, or Kamakura.    Today, few Japanese deeply devot to a specific religion. Read more about Japanese temples and shrines[…]