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Japanese History Japanese Mythology Japanese Shrines & Temples

Amaterasu and the Rock Cave

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

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Japanese History Japanese Mythology Japanese Shrines & Temples

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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Japanese History Japanese Mythology Japanese Shrines & Temples

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 History Japanese Mythology Japanese Shrines & Temples

Japanese Cosmology

Welcome to the wonderful world of Japanese Mythology

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Japanese History Japanese Shrines & Temples

What does Inaricho mean?

What do foxes and subways have in common?

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Haunted Tokyo Japanese History

What does Meotobashi mean?

Lovers and human sacrifice?

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#rivered Japanese History Travel in Japan

What does Kanda mean?

People have been asking for this one since 2013. I finally did it in 2 parts.

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Japanese History

What does Ōji mean?

王子Ōji (imperial prince, but more at “a kami divided from another kami”) Ōji – A Princely Namesake… or Something Like That… To modern eyes, this place name means “prince.” In a very general sense, it could be understood as a son of a king or emperor. In this case, it most likely isn’t a reference […]

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Japanese History

What does Ushima mean?

Recently, we’ve been exploring the Sumida River area. Today I decided to write about an obscure shrine with a fascinating history.

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Japanese History

What does Suitengumae mean?

Want to announce your pregnancy the sneaky Tokyo way? This is the article for you.