The Japan that Japanese dont know -The Kumano Kodo (Kumano Ancient Path)-

Photo by Koji Kusumoto at 時空を超える熊野古道

The host, a former British National turned Japanese, explores the Kumano Kodo, a religious holy area for Japanese Shintoists and Buddhists. Around Part 2 and Part 3 there is alot of things about Shintoism.

Shintoism is a native Japanese religion, older than any major religion, which accepts any belief - whether it be Christian, Islamic, Jewish, or whatever. It means God’s Path and is very open. If you believe Jesus is god, then that is your path. If you believe in yourself, you yourself is a god.

Shintoists do not go out and preach to anyone how things should be. Alternatively, they do not keep anyone or anything out. In a climate of religious hostility such as in Israel, Lebanon, Korea, it is nice to see a religion that is not, should I say “competitive”.

I like part 3 the most. If you just watch 1 part watch part 3.

Part 1

Part 2

Part 3

Interesting Links:
Check this article by Ampontan about Shinto

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