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Old Omamori/Shimenawa Station  
   

Old Omamori/Shimenawa Station

This is where you drop off the charms and amulets from the previous year to be burned on January 15th.
Futenma Shrine Hatsumode Visit

January 6th 2009
Today, I went with two of my friends to the Futenma Shrine for New Year (Hatsumode). Normally this would be done Jan 1-3 but this particular shrine seems to run the whole week after the 1st and it was a lot less busy when we went. I am not Shinto (and many of the other visitors aren't either) but this visit is an important part of Japanese culture and I am all about absorbing as much culture as I ... read more
Asia » Japan » Okinawa

Japanese Flag In 1603, a Tokugawa shogunate (military dictatorship) ushered in a long period of isolation from foreign influence in order to secure its power. For 250 years this policy enabled Japan to enjoy stability and a flowering of its indigenous culture. Fol... ... read more
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