Shinto is Japan’s indigenous religion that dates back centuries and it literary means “the way of kami,” which refers to Shinto gods or spirits. It’s a form of animism that believes in sacred spirits residing in living things and nature, including wind, rain, mountains, trees, rivers and fertility. … [Read more...] about AP PHOTOS: Shrine in Japan offers solace to those at home
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Produced by the Vietnam Television Film Centre (VFC), the serial was screened domestically in late 2016. It tells the story of a family living in Hanoi’s Old Quarter, and reflects on how socioeconomic changes have created a generational divide and altered family relationships. … [Read more...] about VN serial wins Tokyo Int’l Drama Festival award
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Deep Purple, a band nearly engraved in stone Wacken at sundown Of course, the band also has to perform at the biggest heavy metal festival in the world - in Wacken, Germany. In 2013, Deep Purple opens its gig in front of 75,000 people with "Highway Star." Ian Gillan appears a little feeble. Still, the live album "From the Setting Sun…" is released, and simultaneously "…to the Rising Sun" - with a live recording from Japan. … [Read more...] about Jack White, Nick Cave, Iggy Pop to rock Montreux jazz fest
In January 2016, when Japan nominated the island to UNESCO, the chief priest at the Munakata Taisha Shrine, Takayuki Ashizu, told the Japan Times that he and the local population opposed mass tourism to Okinoshima, which locals refer to as "an island where gods reside". … [Read more...] about Why Women Can’t Visit the Secretive Japanese Island Listed by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site