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... certainly seems to be true in many developed countries.
But surveys of religious belief or affiliation in Japan are not nearly as useful as they are in other countries, because the Japanese don’t really think about religious identity as something you join or an affiliation you need to keep up. Only about 4% of Japanese self-define as Shinto, but most Japanese, perhaps as many as 80%, worship gods and ancestors, and will stop at one of the ...
Day 4: Tuesday 18th November Visit to Nara and the Gion area of Kyoto. We take a short local train journey to Japan's former capital, Nara. Here among other attractions we visit the celebrated Great Buddha statue. This giant representation of the Buddha has been seated in a characteristic meditative state for over 1000 ...
... drum line. It appears I have picked the perfect weekend to come here. There is a big competition this weekend showcasing the local talent. There are musical presentations and dancers set up at various stages throughout the community and everyone is invited to voted for their favourite one.
With sun beating down on me I start making my way around to the sights. It's too hot today to just stand still and I can feel the ...
... plans for the day. So we went off to the train station and back to Osaka. What would be a visit of Osaka if we hadn't seen the famous Osaka Castle? The temporary residence of Lord Blackthorne from Shogun.
The castle is surrounded by a very large park and we had to pass three or four incredibly strong walls (through gates of course) and moats (over bridges). I really thing this castle would have been untakable back in the ...
... be and Elissa and I got to
go up in the tower.
After that we went back to the hotel just
before we went downstairs for breakfast Elissa and I surprised my dad with the
things that you blow through and it makes a noise and the reason why we did
that is because it’s my dad’s birthday.
Say happy birthday to him on Facebook!