When January rolls around, thousands of believers travel to the Fushimi Inari-taisha shrine in Kyoto, Japan to pray for good fortune in the New Year.
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Beautiful Meiji Shrine is already on most tour itineraries. The perfect stop before or after a ramble through Harajuku. Two very different -- but always compatible -- sides of this culture.
Koganji has been drawing hopeful health seekers to Sugamo since 1656. Believers come to pray to the powerful Togenuki Jizo statue.
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.
The hope is that, listening to such wisdom can point toward ways to confront the threats that face our forests and our environment and give us the wisdom and determination to act upon them.
By Cathy Lynn Grossman
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One might have thought that Obama would slant more towards the Constitutional First Amendment of Separation of Church and State, and forgo the tradition of "Prayer Breakfasts."
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