Shimenawa 注連縄 at Izumo Taisha Shrine, Shimane, Japan: Shimenawa (enclosing rope) are lengths of braided rice straw rope used for ritual purification in the Shinto religion in Japan.

See the Shrine and the surrounding scenery in a full screen.

Shimenawa 注連縄 - rice straw rope used for ritual purification in  Shinto religion, Japan

Shimenawa 注連縄 - rice straw rope used for ritual purification in Shinto religion, Japan

Sukyo Mahikari Headquarter 02 - Religion in Japan - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Sukyo Mahikari Headquarter 02 - Religion in Japan - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

TIL China is the most irreligious country on Earth. As of 2012 a whopping 87.4% of residents claim no interest or relevance in religion whatsoever.

TIL China is the most irreligious country on Earth. As of a whopping of residents claim no interest or relevance in religion whatsoever.

"Contemporary Religions in Japan" Quarterly Journal, September 1964 With Articles on The Gods of Northern Buddhism &100 years of Japanese Philosophy. For sale  by ProfessorBooknoodle, $20.00

The Gods of Northern Buddhism, & 100 years of Japanese Philosophy in Contemporary Religions in Japan Quarterly September 1964 Vintage Book

131130 Nagaoka-tenmangu Nagaokakyo Kyoto pref Japan12s3 - Religion in Japan - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

131130 Nagaoka-tenmangu Nagaokakyo Kyoto pref - Religion in Japan - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Kotozakihachiman - Religion in Japan - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Kotozakihachiman - Religion in Japan - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Path | 道路 | Chemin | путь | Sentiero | Camino | Dōro | Pasaje | проезд | Torii gate in Japan

Torii gate is from the Shinto religion of Japan. This will act as a gate way for the stag's castle. I like how the gate looks quite creepy in this image, as it is only a silhouette.

"Reminiscences of Religion in Postwar Occupied Japan" Contained in June 1965 Issue of Contemporary Religions in Japan Quarterly. For sale  by ProfessorBooknoodle, $22.00

Reminiscences of Religion in Postwar Occupied Japan Contained in June 1965 Issue of Contemporary Religions in Japan Quarterly Vintage Book

Raijin (雷神?) by Kawanabe Kyosai. Raijin is a god of lightning, thunder and storms in the Shinto religion and in Japanese mythology

"Raijin" (雷神) Raijin Is A God Of Lightning, Thunder, & Storms In The Shinto Religion & In Japanese Mythology.

Drawing on Tradition: Manga Anime and Religion in Contemporary Japan free download by Jolyon Baraka Thomas ISBN: 9780824835897 with BooksBob. Fast and free eBooks download.  The post Drawing on Tradition: Manga Anime and Religion in Contemporary Japan Free Download appeared first on Booksbob.com.

Drawing on Tradition: Manga Anime and Religion in Contemporary Japan free download by Jolyon Baraka Thomas ISBN: 9780824835897 with BooksBob. Fast and free eBooks download. The post Drawing on Tradition: Manga Anime and Religion in Contemporary Japan Free Download appeared first on Booksbob.com.

Tsuwano - Shimenawa (rope) is placed in a scared area according to Shinto belief.**

Tsuwano - Shimenawa (rope) is placed in a scared area according to Shinto belief.** I just looked this up. The religion dates back to the century.

Excellent articles on Shintoism: "What is Shinto" - "Shinto Symbols" -  in March 1966 Issue of "Contemporary Religions in Japan", Quarterly Journal. Also "Reminiscences of Religion in Post War Japan", (Continued) For sale by ProfessorBooknoodle on Etsy, $20.00

What is Shinto - Shinto Symbols - Contemporary Religions in Japan, Quarterly March Reminiscences of Religion in Post War Japan

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