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Written for:  Carpe Diem #1744 Pilgrimage to the Great Shrine of Ise (Japan): “There is nothing to see; and they won’t let you see it.” “The gateway’s doors stand open, but a white curtain, hanging from the lintel in their … Continue reading

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Written for:  Carpe Diem #1624 Kumano Kodo Pilgrimage . . . Shinbutsu-Shugo Kumano Sanzan combined the Shinto and Buddhist faiths into one, known as Shinbutsu-shugo (literally the convergence of Buddhism and Shinto). The notion that deities (kami) are present in … Continue reading

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