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Death & Community

In Japan, Buddhism is heavily associated with death and funeral rites and memorials. Often people do not consider themselves religious, but still participate in these, which can be widely perceived as just rituals (Reader). These rituals are concerned with both … Continue reading Continue reading

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Is Shinto Outdated in Modern Japan?

Shinto has been a part of Japanese society and culture for centuries. It has held a variety of meanings, both to the Japanese and to scholars (Dobbins & Gay, 451). It has long been tied to society, with the Kojiki … Continue reading Continue reading

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