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#791010 - 11/04/12 05:47 AM Re: Religious Views in Japanese Society [Re: Tas - Japanese Culture]  
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I loved re-learning evolution through everything the boys were studying at the time. And of course they had far more advanced learning materials than were available when I was a kid, so it made everything come alive.

Checking their homework was both great fun and fascinating.

Interesting to read, if I understood it correctly, that the Japanese Emperor really does do so very little. Amazing in a modern country and for this day and age.

And think quite a few have beliefs along your lines as far as religion goes, even more so when wars and church scandals are factored in, so you are quite safe from lynching.

Over the last years there has been quite a crisis one way or another as far as religion goes in Germany, even though the current Pope is a German.



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#791012 - 11/04/12 05:53 AM Re: Religious Views in Japanese Society [Re: Tas - Japanese Culture]  
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Ah, but Tas, we all are divine beings.


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#791015 - 11/04/12 06:10 AM Re: Religious Views in Japanese Society [Re: Francine - German Culture]  
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I'm not sure if the emperor actually does ANYTHING besides coming out and greeting the people twice a year. The media never reports about what he does.

News reports related to the royal family include documenting princess Aiko's first day at elementary school, rumors of her being bullied by classmates and such trivial matters. Recently, there had been debates among politicians on whether to allow females to succeed the throne, and to retain their royal status after marriage. This was when the emperor only had a daughter, but no sons. These debates were axed after the empress bore a baby son.

And that's it. No news on anything the emperor actually does or says, even in the aftermath of the 3/11 Great Kanto Earthquake last year.

Wars and conflicts would drop to a historic low if only all religions are eliminated from the face of the earth. Alas, this is not to be.


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#791016 - 11/04/12 07:06 AM Re: Religious Views in Japanese Society [Re: Lori-Dreams]  
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LOL


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#791018 - 11/04/12 07:55 AM Re: Religious Views in Japanese Society [Re: Tas - Japanese Culture]  
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I had a great time wandering around the temples and sacred spaces in Japan when I was there 1989-90, particularly the more remote ones. At one point I think I was mistaken for a Kappa or a Tengu by a group of local monks I met one snowy day on a remote mountain pass in the Japanese Alps. Some of my best memories smile


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#792266 - 11/11/12 09:34 AM Re: Religious Views in Japanese Society [Re: Ninjahedgewych]  
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Wow, what shrines and temples have you been to?


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#792267 - 11/11/12 09:48 AM Re: Religious Views in Japanese Society [Re: Tas - Japanese Culture]  
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Here're pix of the part of the imperial palace where the public can see the emperor and the empress. There are only 2 days in the entire year where the palace is open for such an occasion.
The 1st pic is before the emperor came out...


And this one is when he finally appeared... I couldn't get a clear shot at the emperor and empress.This is the full-sized pic, but you still can't see 'em clearly.


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#793103 - 11/17/12 08:15 AM Re: Religious Views in Japanese Society [Re: Tas - Japanese Culture]  
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I went to most of the main shrines in Tokyo, finding the temple to the 47 ronin particularly atmospheric and conducive to evocation and invocation. The "Ninja Temple" in Kanazawa (naturally smile ), That huge temple in Nara with the rather aggressive deer who were good for practising my timing and distance with. Also quite a few shrines/small temples out in the wilds of Ueno district,and what used to be the Iga and Koga regions.


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