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23 September 2005 @ 04:41 pm
short intro post  
A long-time interest in Shinto, Japanese culture and language was made more interesting after a Native American-style "find your totem spirit" search strongly suggested "fox" to me. This inevitably led me down a kitsune path. I also have a strong interest in "trickster" mythology and teaching methods.

For those interested in Inari and fox in Shinto( and later religions) and Japanese religion and culture, I highly recommend The Fox and the Jewel: Shared and Private Meanings in Contemporary Japanese Inari Worship as a resource.
Chris: Moon Dreamerlondons_rose on September 24th, 2005 01:12 am (UTC)
Thanks for the link!! I ordered the book straight away. If you have an interest in Shinto, are you a member of Tsubaki America? It's such a nice shrine, tho not associated with Inari-sama.

Anyway, nice to meet you. ^^
feyandstrange on September 24th, 2005 01:47 am (UTC)
Not a member currently, although I very much hope to visit the shrine in Washington someday! (I actually hope to tour many temples in Japan someday too, when the lottery fairy blesses me with lots of money.) I'm in San Francisco, and we do at least sometimes have public ceremonies at the various Japantown centers and cultural events. I wish SF had a shrine! I suspect the Japantown Buddhist temple has one in the back (th e portable one used at the fairs), but I keep forgetting to look. I've been too shy to ask the locals.