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Field Journal, JST Video

#5 best temples in Japan – so far…

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Hi, and welcome back! Today, it’s time to talk temples: more specifically, my most beloved temples in Japan – so far!

Disclaimer: We are talking exclusively about buddhist institutions, I use the word temple as the translation for tera which identifies the buddhist building.

Disclaimer2: I know, there are PLENTY of more that I didn’t include in the video, I will update the list in the future!

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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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