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    Ise Jingu: Jouan

    Every twenty years, Ise Shrine is restored in the ancient Shikinen Sengu ceremony. The climax of the ritual, when the deity is transferred to the new shrine, is conducted in "jouan"—the “purity of darkness.” Commemorating the 62nd Shikinen Sengu that took place in 2013, this photo collection explores themes of darkness and light in its exquisite portrayals of the ceremony.

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    Shinto Shrine (Bilingual Guide to japan)

    Written in both English and Japanese. This unique handbook provides a basic introduction to Shinto, the indigenous religion of Japan, including prayer etiquette at shrines, ceremonies conducted for life events from childhood through old age, and famous shrines in Japan. A perfect gift for anyone planning to visit Japan or interested in Japanese culture.

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    Buddhist Statuary (Bilingual Guide to Japan) 

    This unique handbook provides a handy introduction to Butsuzo (Buddhist statues), ranging from types and materials to the meaning of different hairstyles and attire, and even recommended temples. This is a must-read guidebook for anyone planning to visit Japan, and a perfect gift for readers interested in Buddhism. Written in both English and Japanese.