Kumano: Deities of Nature

Spiritual Explorers

25m 00s
Broadcast on November 29, 2020 Available until April 25, 2022

Long ago, a belief in animism, the idea that deities are present in every aspect of nature, existed throughout the world. This spirit lives on today in Kumano, a spiritual heartland of Japan. Why does nature continue to play such an important role in Japanese spirituality? We visit a trio of revered shrines in Kumano to explore the roots of Japanese animism.

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