Making Sense of Shinto and Buddhism in Japan is Confucing

According to one source, 90% of the Japanese say they practice Shinto, 90% say they practice Buddhism, and 90% say they aren’t religious. Other sources dispute this, attributing statistics like these to birth records and a longstanding practice of officially associating a family line with a local Buddhist temple or Shinto shrine. Add to the mix that the Japanese implemented Confucianism…

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Walking Some Tokyo Neighborhoods

Sharing a pictorial post of our walks through Tokyo neighborhoods. Because of space limitations, many people have “personal” gardens outside their door. Japanese canned coffee “BOSS” commercial series. Tommy Lee Jones acts as an alien (from outer space) who came to the earth to study the life of its inhabitants. Awesome commercial.

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