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Kagari Goku – Special Offering

On February 6th, the Shingu Fire Festival is held every year where around 2000 men and boys dress up in white clothing, eat and drink white food, and participate in various purification rites. Here is a picture of a Kagari … Continue reading

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The Invisible Worlds of Kumano

In this world of seemingly incessant ‘TV War News’, bank failures, virus scares, vaccine panics, and political intrigues there are, thankfully, a few places in this world where one can still find quiet spaces and spiritually inspiring atmospheres where one … Continue reading

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The Shingu Fire Festival – Otou Matsuri

Here is an article I wrote for Global Voices of Japan. LINK: http://glovoicesjp.com/etc/english-the-shingu-fire-festival.html?lang=en The Shingu Fire Festival ‘Tanomude! Tanomude! Tanomude!’ This is what you will hear as the sun goes down in Shingu City every year on February 6th. As … Continue reading

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About Kumano

The Kumano area is located on the southern tip of the Kii Peninsula. To get there from Osaka takes about three and a half hours by train. The region is about 100 kilometers south of Osaka. Ancient Kumano was one … Continue reading

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