Category Archives: Shinto

On Festivals in Japan

If you really want to express your feelings, it helps to carry a one-ton shrine around the city at 5 in the morning while having cold water poured on your back. About these ads

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On Praying to a Fox in Japan

Nobody in Japan seems to know anything about Shinto.

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The Neurotic’s Travel Guide to Kyoto, Part 2

You can read part one of the Neurotic’s Travel Guide to Kyoto here.

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A Neurotic’s Travel Guide to Kyoto, Part 1

Kyoto is for lovers!

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On Turning on the Japanese Air Conditioner

There’s nothing simple about turning on an air conditioner in Japan.

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On Forgetting Your Umbrella in Japan

When the weather changes, so does your life.

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