Japanese Temples

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Japanese Temples

by Kevin R Burns
(Kanagawa, Japan)

Japanese Temples and Religion, what religions are practiced in Japan and how are they practiced?

The two most popular religions in Japan are Shinto and Buddhism. There are other religions followed by a smaller proportion of the population including Christianity.

It is estimated that around 2,000 people in Japan practice Judaism.

Small minorities of people follow Islam, Sikhism and the native religion of Okinawa, Ryukyuan.

Japanese will often state they are not religious but nevertheless be married by a Shinto priest and be cremated before a Buddhist monk.

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Japanese Temples

Japanese temples range from being interesting to absolutely beautiful. Stunning in fact! I enjoy going to see them, or spending time…

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