Understanding Japanese buddhism: bosatsu
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Illustrating Japan, Japan Culture facts, JST Video

Painting Japanese buddhism and religions | Traditions and culture in Japan

Japanese buddhism and religions Hi and welcome back! Today, I want to have a quick - and easy - chat about Buddhism: I talk about the figures of Bodhisattva, which in Japan are called bosatsu 菩薩.In the...

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Anthropology facts, Field Journal, Japan Culture facts, JST Video

Japanese religions facts: who are the itako shamans?

Japanese religions are an interesting topics, being so rich in variations and local traditions; I know, I already discussed this topic plenty, but honestly I think I didn't quite give you a proper introduction...

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Anthropology facts, Field Journal, Japan Culture facts, JST Video

Japanese religions facts: space and religion in Japan

Hi, today I'm back with a new video about Japanese religions facts (dah...), and the very charming way in which space is conceived and organized; in particular, I will chat about the dynamic between...

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Anthropology facts, Japan Culture facts, JST Video

Japanese religion facts: Ancestors worship in Japan

Among the most significant religions facts in Japan, we must recognize a particular care when dealing with one's deceased relative. It's a very intimate and delicate moment, and it requires a lot of attention...

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Osorezan, the buddhist hell mountain in Northern Japan
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Field 2012, Field Journal, Japan Culture facts

Japanese folklore facts: The Osorezan and the spirits of the dead

Talking about Japanese folklore facts, I can't but share with you my experience at the Mt. Osore, and the tradition connected to the spirits of the dead. If you remember when we talked about...

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