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Modern and Traditional Japanese Culture: The Psychology of Buddhism, Power Rangers, Masked Rider, Manga, Anime and Shinto. 在日イギリス人男性による日本文化論.

Wednesday, August 17, 2005


Shinto Saint Peter of the Pearly Gates

Shinto Saint Peter of the Pearly Gates
Originally uploaded by timtak.
Another photograph of Daiou (big lord) with a reflection of the town in his mirror. There are offerings of a tangerine and some rice wine as you can see. These, like the mirror, have a strong Shinto influence if you ask me. But there is no heaven or hell in Shinto, AFAIK.

This picture is very much in line with my theory of the Japanese self being "in the mirror."

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