Cleansing, Kami, Moon, Personal, Prayer, Shinto

Solitary Shinto

Hello everyone! I am back from hiatus and will be updating this blog twice a week on Wednesdays and Fridays! To start, I am going to continue the '30 Days of Shinto' series, this week: Solitary Shinto. Many Shinto practitioners are from outside of Japan and may not have access to a local shrine or… Continue reading Solitary Shinto

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Matsuri, Moon, Mythology

Otsukimi (月見)

Otsukimi is the Japanese Moon Viewing festival - a version of the Mid Autumn Festival of China (中秋節). As this event is based on the lunar calender the date changes every year. However, it is always on the full moon of September. This year it falls on the 27th-28th September, depending where you are in the… Continue reading Otsukimi (月見)