Religion in Japan
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"The main religions in Japan are Shinto and Buddhism. Nobody really says they're religious, like to go to a church or a temple; however, on New Year's, the entire country goes to a temple to receive a blessing and to give money to the temple. It's a huge day on New Year's day to do that. Most traditional homes would have some sort of a small shrine in their house, and if you enter someone's house, it's a good idea to stop at their little shrine and to respect their elders. And a lot of times with that shrine, you'll see photos of family members who have passed, and so it's your way of honoring their relatives and their culture."
A culture expert describes religious practices in Japan.