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Shinto: A Sign of Tampa Bay's Cultural Diversity

January 11, 2011

Author: James Coffey

Source: The Tampa Bay Examiner

http://www.examiner.com/religious-spiritual-diversity-in-tampa-bay/shinto-japan-s-oldest-religion

While driving around the Tampa Bay area, you may have spotted the picturesque wooden arches that are turning up in neighborhoods and dotting the countryside. These are signs of a growing spiritual influence around the Bay area, that of Japanese Shinto....

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Ancient Ritual Aims to Revive Miami's Japanese Garden

November 14, 2010

Author: Jordan Levin

Source: The Miami Herald

http://www.miamiherald.com/2010/11/14/1926340/ancient-ritual-aims-to-revive.html

As the hum of traffic on the MacArthur Causeway competed with the gurgling sound of fountains, an ancient Japanese Shinto rite was celebrated at the Ichimura Miami-Japan Garden on Sunday.

 

The Niiname-sai (the Great Festival of Thanksgiving) ritual was staged by the Friends...

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Free Land for Shrine Ruled Unconstitutional

January 21, 2010

Author: Staff Writer

Source: The Japan Times

http://search.japantimes.co.jp/cgi-bin/nn20100121a3.html

It is unconstitutional for a municipal government to offer city-owned land without charge for the site of a Shinto shrine, the Supreme Courtsaid Wednesday.

The ruling by the top court's Grand Bench upheld the contention of the plaintiffs, reportedly two local residents, that the municipal government of Sunagawa, Hokkaido, violated...

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