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Spirituality Meets Sensuality in Nagoya

Solemn bald-headed monks in orange robes are usually the image that comes to mind when people think of going to a temple. Nobody would...

Go to Hell! Tours depart daily!

Although interpretations vary depending on the region and sect, Buddhist tradition typically holds that after a person dies, their spirit must cross the Sanzu...

Was WWII a Holy War?

That the emperor was considered a god in antebellum and wartime Japan is mostly an undisputed fact. How that notion of godhood compares to...

Toyokawa Inari

For anybody who has traveled to Japan, and even those who have dreamed about it, Fushimi Inari, the famous fox shrine in Kyoto is...