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The Spiritual World of Japan

Japan
Cory Varga

Omikuji-Fortune-Telling-paper-strips-Japan
Omikuji are fortune telling paper telling strips which can be found at temples and shrine in Japan. Should you receive a bad fortune, leave your omikuji behind for the Gods to take care of it.
Kyoto-temple-a-spiritual-world
Beyond sturdy wooden gates, you can always enter the secret spiritual world which awaits to be discovered. There are many hidden temples in Kyoto, off the beaten path.
The-Light-always-shines-Kyoto
Spirituality is the core of the Japanese way of life and there is always a warm light, in every house, no matter how big or small.
Kitsune-The-Japanese-God-messanger
In Japan, the foxes (kitsune) represent messengers for the God Inari. Be good, and good things will follow.
At-night-all-spirits-comes-to-live
Fūjin is the Japanese wind God and one of the eldest Shinto Gods. In certain regions of Japan, it is believed that Fūjin is a protector, as he devastated Mongol fleets as they tried to invade Japan in the 13th century.


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