16 January 2007


Via Dragon Lady Flame, I learn that there's a controversy about Shinto shrines' use of the net. Apparently many shrines have been setting up websites, performing prayer services and offering blessed amulets via email, and so forth.

The shrine association, the Jinja Honcho, disapproves, and says there'll be no more of that.

No Shinto god exists on the Internet.

Some syncreticism Shinto turns out to be!

1 comment:

Erik said...

One such shrine is Shingu Jinja in Nankoku, Kochi Prefecture.

I taught at Hokuryo Junior High School in Nangoku City in Kochi many, many times. Always glad to see the old stomping grounds getting national attention.