Category Archives: Shinto

Kondo for Sale

Someone recently posted this article in response to a mention of Marie Kondo on Facebook, and I had a few thoughts regarding it. Especially with what’s going on the government these days, it’s probably never a good idea to outright … Continue reading

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Oh Susano, Don’t You Cry for Me

Neil Gaiman’s Sandman series includes several deities from classical mythology. Some of them, like Odin, Thor, Loki, and Bast, are pretty well-known, and I’ve already covered them in other posts. Another former god, Pharamond, is presented as if a traditional … Continue reading

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Things to Do in Japan When You’re Dead

For my next post on the afterlife, we turn eastward. Well, eastward from where I am, anyway; I guess I don’t know where you are when you’re reading this. The idea of ancestor worship is one that has shown up … Continue reading

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