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September 27th, 2007

08:10 am

homasse just posted the pictures she took with her phone when we met her in Kyoto. Which means I can now say JESUS CHRIST KABUKI STAR to you!

Go look at the pictures before you come back here. I'll wait.Collapse )

03:53 pm - Japanese shamaness

(That should technically be "shamanka," if we're using the term properly to mean a female shaman.)

Anyway, here's a paragraph from The Fox and the Jewel, a book about the worship of Inari in Japan and the relationship sacred foxes have with the deity. This is from the chapter about the priests and shamans involved with Inari worship, and the differences between them and their approaches--there tend to be strict gender divisions between the two, with men becoming priests and women becoming shamans. This is an account of one ritual/ceremony/what-have-you performed by a shaman.

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06:42 pm

20 min. 3.5 mi. Total: 522.8 From Rivendell: 60.1 mi. Leave a streambed.

You people are falling down on the job and not complaining that I'm not biking! :D
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08:10 pm - More photos!

I've got the last photos from my camera before it finally quit working entirely processed and posted:

http://www.magatsu.net/gallery/v/Japan2007/

It's the last two albums, the Inari Shrine in Kyoto and Kyoto and Temples.

rachelmanija is going to mail me the SD cards from her digital camera, and once I get them I'll download them with my SD card reader and post them, but it'll probably be a week or so before that happens. So you'll have to wait to see photos of the fox shrine we found until then. :D
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