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The Shinto Shrines of Japan & Their History

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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Two years since the revolution

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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