Shintoism is an ancient religion of Japan that continues to guide the Japanese way of life today. Shinto gods or spirits take form in things and concepts important to life— such as the wind, rain, mountains, rivers and fertility. There is a focus on living harmoniously with all spirits throughout nature. Over 80,000 Shinto shrines fill the country to house each spirit and serve as a place to worship them. Many of these shrines are connected to Buddhist temples and together they have created a shrine'ing example of the strong Shinto-Buddhist relationship that has formed throughout the country.
Temples and shrines are sacred places to step out of the “ordinary” world and deepen the connection with the spirits from the natural world.
Japan kimo’nos the importance of preserving a culture that remains closely connected with nature…
And Traveler Heidi wanted to extend that connection to you too.
Here’s to letting Japan's unique culture shrine through and to feeling good—because after all, it's Friday!
-Jack & Alley, Co-Founders
PS. Plus a few more fabric finds to rise and shrine to this beautiful Friday morning...
Photos: Scenes of Kyoto, Japan by Traveler Madoka Weldon.
The little things in life matter. Whether it’s a blue-tiful view that raises your spirits, a greece of history that helps you reflect on the past, or a spot where you can be refreshed and feel good about yourself, the little things in life can certainly make a big impact.
As the amount of time left in 2021 quickly dwindles, we’re looking forward to the amount of time left in 2022.
With 365 days coming in 2022, how many things will you cross off of your bucket list?
Travelers Aaron and Lucy have explored all throughout Southeast Asia.
From the temples of Cambodia, to the monks of Myanmar, to the highlands of Vietnam, to the rivers of Laos, to the towers of Malaysia, they went in search of “traveler’s gold”, beautiful places and unique cultures