Jan 14, 2015

Compatible religions

 This is the little building that shelters the Buddhist altar that I showed yesterday.
This is the same building, and my finger, as above, but from this angle you can see the torii and the shrine of the Shinto altar that I showed the day before yesterday.

Shinto and Buddhism get along well and most people will claim to be adherents of both religions. They each lay claim to different parts of life so they are able to get along without conflict. Many sites are cared for by a monk or priest of the other religion and there are many sites like this one where the same location contains altars for both religions.

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