Spirituality in the Anime Blogosphere: Shinigami Syncretism

Crystal White of Japanator is attending the New York Anime Festival (NYAF), and posted some interesting remarks about a session she attended.  Did you know that Shinigami, translated as Death Gods, are part of the ever-present syncretism in Japanese religion?  However, the idea is neither Shinto nor Buddhist: its roots are in western tradition.  Read… Read More Spirituality in the Anime Blogosphere: Shinigami Syncretism

Spirituality in the Anime Blogosphere: Natsume Yuujinchou and Living with Spirits

One purpose I hope to accomplish through this blog is to help readers understand Japanese religion better.  The Japanese religious system cannot be pegged in simple terms.  It is also both unique to Asia and similar to other Asian religious traditions. That said, one blog I often read had a recent posting about personal practice… Read More Spirituality in the Anime Blogosphere: Natsume Yuujinchou and Living with Spirits