Shintō

Shinto: A Sign of Tampa Bay's Cultural Diversity

January 11, 2011

Author: James Coffey

Source: The Tampa Bay Examiner

http://www.examiner.com/religious-spiritual-diversity-in-tampa-bay/shinto-japan-s-oldest-religion

While driving around the Tampa Bay area, you may have spotted the picturesque wooden arches that are turning up in neighborhoods and dotting the countryside. These are signs of a growing spiritual influence around the Bay area, that of Japanese Shinto....

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Ancient Ritual Aims to Revive Miami's Japanese Garden

November 14, 2010

Author: Jordan Levin

Source: The Miami Herald

http://www.miamiherald.com/2010/11/14/1926340/ancient-ritual-aims-to-revive.html

As the hum of traffic on the MacArthur Causeway competed with the gurgling sound of fountains, an ancient Japanese Shinto rite was celebrated at the Ichimura Miami-Japan Garden on Sunday.

 

The Niiname-sai (the Great Festival of Thanksgiving) ritual was staged by the Friends...

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Free Land for Shrine Ruled Unconstitutional

January 21, 2010

Author: Staff Writer

Source: The Japan Times

http://search.japantimes.co.jp/cgi-bin/nn20100121a3.html

It is unconstitutional for a municipal government to offer city-owned land without charge for the site of a Shinto shrine, the Supreme Courtsaid Wednesday.

The ruling by the top court's Grand Bench upheld the contention of the plaintiffs, reportedly two local residents, that the municipal government of Sunagawa, Hokkaido, violated...

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Buddhists to Mark New Year With Rituals

December 26, 2009

Author: Mary Adamski

Source: Honolulu Star Bulletin

http://www.starbulletin.com/features/20091226_buddhists_to_mark_new_year_with_rituals.html

The new year will be greeted with quiet spiritual rituals in Buddhist temples and Shinto shrines Thursday night.

Buddhists will strike temple bells 108 times at midnight in a rite of reflection about leaving the bad behind and moving forward with hope for the...

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Historic Temple On Borrowed Time

January 18, 2009

Author: Lehia Apana

Source: The Maui News

http://www.mauinews.com/page/content.detail/id/513816.html

Hawaii is known as the endangered species capital of the world, and now there's something else that's in danger of being lost forever. It doesn't fly in our tropical skies, grow in our rain forests or swim beneath our ocean, but the nearly century-old Maui Jinsha Shinto Shrine is facing its own kind of battle as it struggles to survive.
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Aomori Aillage Holds Ceremony Beside 'Christ's' Grave

June 2, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Mainichi Daily News

http://mdn.mainichi.jp/national/news/20080602p2a00m0na009000c.html

The "Christ Festival," marking a town which claims to be the location where Jesus Christ spent the rest of his life after avoiding crucifixion, was held over the weekend.

Shingo's association with Christ began in the 1930s with the discovery there of a letter claiming to contain the last testament of Christ....

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Japanese Priest Speaks on Dialogue Between Shintoism and Christianity

May 19, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Independent Catholic News/Fides

http://www.indcatholicnews.com/shinto435.html

Japanese priest Fr Yuji Sugawara SJ, professor at the Pontifical Gregorian University, outlined the relationship between Shintoism and Christianity in Japan, in an interview with Agenzia Fides.

Fr Yuji said that Shintoism is the oldest traditional religion in Japan, begun by the pre-historic peoples living in central Asia, and has been left...

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Hired and Fake, Wedded Bliss for Japanese

February 16, 2008

Author: Danielle Demetriou

Source: The Telegraph

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml?xml=/news/2008/02/17/wjapan117.xml

As with any Westerner working in Japan, it helps to be smart and presentable and to have a grasp of the local language.

But for Kevin Charles, a suave and friendly American living in Tokyo, being "just the man for the job" has involved exactly that. The 32-year-old's regular job is as a...

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