Discover spiritual Mt. Iwaki in Tohoku, Japan
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Anthropology facts, Field 2014, Field Journal, Japan Culture facts

Japanese popular religions: the kamisama of the mountains

You know I am in love with Japanese popular religions, and I could meet different kamisama in my travels. The second kamisama I could meet was an older woman who lives with her daughters...

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Kimura-san. Discover spirituality and shamanism in Japan
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Anthropology facts, Field 2014, Field Journal, Japan Culture facts

Japanese popular religions: the kamisama of the north

Tōhoku area witnessed the development of a different form of shamanism and japanese popular religions, characterized mainly by the fact that here we have sighted persons (in some case also male practitioners) called kamisama カミサマ, kamisanカミサン,...

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Meeting an itako. Japanese Spirituality and religions
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Field 2014, Field Journal, Japan Culture facts

Japanese religions: meeting the Itako Aoyama-san

Back to Japanese traditions and religions fact! After the first meeting with Nakamura-san, I knew I had to meet more itako in order to have a better understanding of their activity, their life and...

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