Friday, August 04, 2006


Sensoji temple in Tokyo is filled with people colebrating the New Year. This event, as well as many similar events taking place at thousands of other temples and shrines in Japan is evidence that the Japanese are religious people. Yet, you may be surprised to know that the majority will say, when asked individually, that they don't believe in any particular religion. The phenomenon has been dealt with in several books in Japan, but without any satisfactory explanation.

- MT

1 comment:

mario said...

Some of my Japanese friends seemingly dislike to use the words "to believe in God." This is, I think, a result of the education which my age group people have been received. Anyhow, I like the photo you took. It's very exuberant.