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DEVONthink: Indexing デボンシンク: インデックスする

DEVONthink is a “personal information manager” (PIM) with a powerful feature called “indexing.” Indexing provides one way to keep data accessible from other apps while still giving access to everything DEVONthink has to offer. This is a revised…

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DEVONthink: Getting Started デボンシンク:はじめの一歩

DEVONthink is one of the most powerful personal information managers (PIM) I’ve ever used, and this post is a revised version of one I first made back in 2014 about how to get started with it. Due to…

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The Ise Shrine Library 神宮文庫

Over the last few centuries, the Inner 内宮 and Outer 外宮 shrines at the Ise Jingū shrine complex have been amassing texts, especially ones related to Shinto, and many of these are now contained in the Ise Shrine…

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Is There Anything to Do in Mie? 三重県でやることなんてあるの?

Yes, of course there is. Who wouldn’t want to see the scenery in that photo? In this post, I’ve collected together a bunch of links to English information (some official, some not) about a few of the things…

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Maps of Ise City 伊勢市の地図

After living in Ise City 伊勢市 for a while, I’ve come across several maps that contain useful information. The quality is a bit uneven, but when you put them together, you get a good sense of the city…

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Miyako Resorts: Shima Kanko Hotel 志摩観光ホテル

Back in October I was asked to do an interview about Ise Jingū for the winter edition of a resort hotel’s publication called Shima jikan 志摩時間. I am a historian in the Communication Department コミュニケーション学科 at Kōgakkan University

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Shinto and Japanese Traditions in English (Online Resources) 「神道」と「日本の伝統文化」に関する英語の資料(オンライン)

There are several reasons why I’ve got Shinto on my mind, in some form or another, every day. I do research on religion and warfare in 16th century Japan. I am a faculty member at Kōgakkan University, which…

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Ise Jingū and Plastic Erasers

I came across this eraser in the store today. It’s called a Jingu Miyamasugi (神宮御山杉) Plastic Eraser. On the front, it says that it uses wood from a sacred tree (shinboku 神木) that is over 300 years old…

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Basic Resources for Studying Diplomatics | 古文書を勉強するリソース)

Reading komonjo 古文書 (commonly glossed as “old records,” “old documents,” or “diplomatics”) is tough, but eventually, documents like the one shown in the image become legible. I don’t know of any easy way to do it except to…

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Recommended Reading 推薦図書 | Primate Change: How the World We Made Is Remaking Us

Next month, Primate Change: How the World We Made Is Remaking Us will be released by Octopus Books. According to the publisher: PRIMATE CHANGE is a wide-ranging, polemical look at how and why the human body has changed…

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