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Epidemics and Festivals

There has been a lot of talk about the new coronavirus.In the Heian period (794-1185), epidemics of plague occurred frequently. In the Heian period, epidemics were frequent.Even when people died, they could not be cremated immediately.Today’s public health science shows…

Shintoism is not a religion?

“There are many people who believe that Shinto is not a religion. After the Meiji Restoration, when the centralized state with the emperor at the center was establishedAt that time, Buddhism was considered corrupt. At that time, the destruction of…

The Japanese and Rice

In Japan, rice is treated with great importance.For example, rice, salt, water, and sake are given to the altar, because sake is made from rice.Also, Kagamimochi (mirror rice cake) is made from rice, although it is rice cake.I think rice…