These narratives imbue Mount Kōya with a profound sanctity, a serenity that one finds at a sacred site believed to be inhabited by miracle-working saints and resident deities.
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On Oct. 15, 2011, Shinnyo-en Buddhism celebrated the re-inspiriting of the Nirvana Buddha sculpture in the renovated Nirvana Hall at Oyasono, the head...
I go to Kyoto once a year. I get lost in Kyoto once a year. Kyoto makes no sense to me. I'm more of a Tokyo girl. Give me a handful of subway lines and trains to navigate and I'm fine. Give me just two and I'm lost.
By Cathy Lynn Grossman
(RNS) When uncounted thousands have died in a disaster such as last week's earthquake and tsunami, where will the Ja...
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