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'Religion in Manga and Anime'

 

Stanford University's department of religious studies presents its poster exhibit, "Religion in Manga and Anime," which depicts religious influences in Japanese pop-culture. The exhibit is open to the public until April 15, Mondays-Fridays from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. in the second floor of Stanford's East Asia Library on 518 Memorial Way.

According to the exhibit, "Japan is often characterized as a highly secularized society with most Japanese describing themselves as non-religious. Nonetheless, we find many religious images and themes in manga and anime, attesting to continuing influence of Buddhism and Shinto, the two main religions in Japan."

Several colorful posters present findings and in-depth analysis of religious themes in many renowned animations such as Hayao Miyazaki's Ghibli films, underscoring the prevalence of religion not only in Japanese entertainment, but its society at large. The exhibition is free. Go to Stanford Events.

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