Dual religion at Natadera

Shinto side by side with Buddhism in autumn sunshine

By Cathy Cawood    - 1 min read

Buddhism and Shinto have co-existed peacefully in Japan for many hundreds of years. One example of this can be seen at Natadera in Ishikawa Prefecture. There is a Shinto shrine dedicated to the gods of nearby Mount Hakusan side by side with Buddhist shrines. On a sunny autumn day I admired the maple leaves, and I gave thanks for beauty, peace, and tolerance.

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Cathy Cawood

Cathy Cawood @cathy.cawood

 I came to Japan in 2003 to teach English. I lived in Shiga prefecture for 1 year, and it still holds a special place in my heart. I lived in Kyoto for 9 years, then moved to Machida, Tokyo in 2014 after meeting my Japanese partner. I love to take photos, and my Japan in Pictures Facebook page has some 40,000 followers. I have been the Regional Partner for Yamanashi Prefecture since 2014.I am enjoying exploring the prefectures around Tokyo (I like to get off the beaten track), and I hope the photos and stories I share will encourage more people to discover this wonderful country.

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