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Friday, April 1 • 2:30pm - 4:00pm
Shinto: The Way of the Kami

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Japan's sacred belief is a mess of borrows gods, syncretic practices, and plenty of wheels. And it takes a lot of time to decode and understand. This panel explores the notion of the Kami, those local beings that have led to Japan being called the Land of 1000 Gods, their origins, and their evolution through history. Also included- shrines, temples, festivals, and the experience of interacting with the mystical world in places of sacred power.

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Hailing from Baltimore, Doomtastic a small group of friends who love all things geeky and nerdy. They wanted to share our love for these things with as many people as possible in as many ways as possible, thus Doomtastic was conceived. Dedicated to making fun and positive spaces for... Read More →
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Charles Dunbar

Zenkaikon 2016 Guest, Cultural Presenter
Charles Dunbar is a fan of many things, of which anime and Japanese culture are one (admittedly large) sphere. After discovering the medium through Dragonball Z in high school, he spent his formative college years indulging in giant robots, Pokemon, JRPGs, and Rurouni Kenshin, never... Read More →

Friday April 1, 2016 2:30pm - 4:00pm
Live 1 [Floor 2, Commonwealth 3]