My research

Where I began

A quick look at my eight-year research on Japanese religions and shamanism. Just to see where I started from.

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Soul Travel

A different Japan

You will find a new point of view, a new set of lenses through which I hope you will be able to get in touch with the soul of Japan..

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Culture tips, Guest post

The Shinto Shrines of Japan & Their History

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Shinto Shrines have become synonymous with Japan. These beautiful structures are an integral part of the rich history of this wonderful country. However, the understanding of these Shinto Shrines can be quite difficult for a western audience to interpret. In fact, there are words pertaining to these spiritual structures that don’t even have an equivalent in the English language. This makes understanding the significance behind these shrines that much more difficult, but arguably all that more appealing.

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Field Journal

Two years since the revolution

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This is personal.

I am not used to write or talk about this stuff, in part because I assume that’s not what you are interested in, in part because I am a very (very) shy person.

But sometimes, it happens; I need to put into intelligible words the confusing thoughts that crowd my mind. And today it’s a special day, a special anniversary. Today is my son’s birthday. Two years.

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Events

First Time Japan | The online course is here!

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THE TIME HAS COME… THE FIRST ONLINE COURSE IS HERE!
I apologize for all these capital letters, they look a little loud; but the announcement is huge, it really is! I’ve been working very hard on this course for the past couple of months, so it’s with a little pride that I present you “First Time Japan”.

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Guest post, Travel Tips

The 5 Best Capsule Hotels in Tokyo

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Last day of April, and I am glad to share with you something different (thanks to Carmela Rodriguez); a short guide to Capsule Hotel in Tokyo!

Tokyo is the land of the robot-run cafes and some of the world’s most advanced technology. So if you’re heading to Japan’s capital city, why not stay in a futuristic capsule?

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Anthropology, Culture tips, JST Video

Talking about impurity | Kegare and contamination in Japan

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Today we are back to some ancient topic. I know, it seems a little “recurring”, but I think it’s a very interesting topic, and one that you can better appreciate if you read about it different times… So, I’d say, let’s get into business, and see (once more), what is kegare, and why is so importante in Japan (but also elsewhere…)

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