The difference between a Shinto shrine and a Buddhist temple

I am a Shinto priest who works at Onji Shrine in Osaka Prefecture. It was built around 470 A.D. and is one of the oldest Shinto shrines in Japan. The enshrined gods (kami) are named “Omiketsuhiko  no Okami” and “Omiketsuhime no Okami”, and they guide visitors to happiness. This area has been inhabited since ancient times (the Neolithic Period), and… Continue reading The difference between a Shinto shrine and a Buddhist temple