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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Anthropology, Culture tips, JS Readings, JST Video

#5 non-fiction books about Japan | JST Readings

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You all know by now how much I love books. They are some kind of fetish to me, I need to buy them, smell then and consume them. A few months ago I talked about the #5 books that made me fall in love with Japan, and they all were narrative and literature books. Today, I want to propose you some non-fiction books to better understand Japanese culture and its more recent developments.

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Anthropology, JST Video

Anthro 101 | What is cultural anthropology?

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Hi everyone, I am back with one new video (for a brand new series) dedicated to anthropology.
This is going to be a challenging experiment for me, because talking about anthropology means to analyze the origin of this discipline, its developments and how it interacts, today, with the rest of human sciences and politics.

However, I am thrilled to give it a try, and today I want to begin with a brief intro, a very first definition, a quick answer to the question “What is anthropology?”

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Field 2017, Field Journal, JST Video

One week in Hirosaki

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So I am back from Japan… it was too fast, and I miss it already! Anyhow, today I am not here to wine about it but to take you with me, exploring the lovely city of Hirosaki. I stayed there for just one week, due to my fieldwork schedule, and I couldn’t enjoy it as much as I would have loved; however I could grab a taste of the many faces of this ancient town, its historical places and its more modern alternatives.

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