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Amaterasu and the Rock Cave Explained

After reading the Rock Cave Myth, let’s explore what scholars say about it.

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Amaterasu and the Rock Cave

Amaterasu and the Rock Cave Myth – the most important Japanese legend.

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The Japanese Creation Myth Explained

What does it all mean? This is my in depth breakdown of the Japanese Creation Myth.

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The Japanese Creation Myth

Japanese mythology is confusing, but let’s break down in easy, bite-sized parts and start at the beginning of everything.

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Japanese Cosmology

Welcome to the wonderful world of Japanese Mythology

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What does Inaricho mean?

What do foxes and subways have in common?

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What does Harajuku mean?

#Harajuku means a lot of things to many people, but the area was insignificant until the 1920’s and finally prospered in the post-war years.

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I Have a Huge Announcement!

There’s a new service specializing in tourism for Japanese History. It may include beer! Help me spread the word, guys!

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Kiyokawa Hachirō & the Mystery Graves Nobody Cares About

清河八郎 Kiyokawa Hachirō (no meaning, it’s just the dude’s name) Back in April 2013, I wrote a two part series about 2 murders during the 幕末 Bakumatsu final years of the Tokugawa Shōgunate (you may want to read those 2 very short articles before this long one). The articles attracted a bit of attention (and […]

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What does Gohongi mean?

Today’s place name isn’t the most exciting and the area isn’t much better, but we have magical bugs living inside people. That’s cool, right?