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17Tue 2015

Religious diversity in Japan

Most Japanese think themselves as non-religious. Yet, there are not many countries that have more diversity in religions than Japan.
When a baby is born, Japanese celebrate according to Shinto rites. Shinto is the Japanese original traditional religion. It relates to worshiping the emperor and nature.

24Sat 2015

Relax thanks to Shinrin-Yoku

Japanese people worship Nature – as you likely know, it is part of the Shinto religion. Shinrin-Yoku (森林浴) literally means “Forest Bathing” – and of course, bathing, onsen, ofuro are also very important in Japanese culture. “Forest bathing” is a