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Secrets of the Capitol Building, Washington, the Heart of America - Face to Face with "The Apotheosis of Washington," U.S.A. (9)

From Man to God. And God in the State.

Here is a huge subject that cannot be avoided when learning about religion.

That is why I have come this far with a strong desire to see it for myself.

The United States is a very interesting country for me. This group of monuments was the strangest of them all.

It was a very gratifying experience to actually see this with my own eyes.

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The Vatican and Washington look alike! Washington and the Monuments of the Founding Myths, U.S.A. Part 8

From New York City to Washington, our next destination.

America refused to be like England. This was true not only in politics, but also in culture.

That is why the United States has worked so hard to establish its own history and culture. The greatest of these efforts is the founding myth of Washington and its group of monuments. In this article, we will consider the founding myths through these monuments.

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Seeing "The Phantom of the Opera" on Broadway in the real Broadway - Consideration of the difference in mentality between Japanese and Americans in the U.S.A. (7)

New York is the home of musicals, Broadway.

I have come all the way here. I would love to experience an authentic musical.

And this time I am going to see a Broadway classic, "The Phantom of the Opera". I love this production and have seen it performed by the Shiki Theatre Company many times.

In this article, I will consider the differences I have felt between Japanese opera houses and New York City.

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Max Weber, "The Ethics of Protestantism and the Spirit of Capitalism" - The Connection between Religion and Economics in the United States (6)

In this article, we ask, "What if religion played a role in the origins of this temple of capitalism, Wall Street?" I will discuss the theme of "What if religion was involved in the origins of Wall Street, the hallowed halls of capitalism?

The most famous work that we will refer to in this article is Max Weber's 1905 book "The Ethics of Protestantism and the Spirit of Capitalism," which is the most famous work in the discussion of the connection between religion and economics.

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Thoughts on the 911 Memorial Museum and New York at Night, U.S.A. Part 3

After the cruise, we went to the most important destination of the day, the 911 Memorial Museum.

I have always wanted to see Ground Zero someday. A stone with the names of the victims engraved on it. Bouquets of flowers and national flags were offered there. Amidst the sound of running water, I offered a silent prayer.

As a priest involved in religion, I cannot help but think deeply about conflicts involving religion. This was the case in Israel and Bosnia.

A heavy question with no answer.

Here in New York, I felt as if I was confronted with such a question in front of me in the same way.

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The Temple of Capitalism New York Federal Hall and Wall Street, U.S.A. (1)

After 20 days of touring around Spain, it is time to say goodbye.

The next stop is New York, USA.

The first stop is Wall Street, where I wanted to see the best part of New York City: Federal Hall. It is also where I wanted to see the most in New York City, Federal Hall, where George Washington was elected the first President of the United States and delivered his inaugural address in 1789.

It is a symbol of the founding of the United States, so to speak, and the American ideals of freedom and equality are embodied in this building. Few tourists who visit here think about that.

However, the significance of this temple-like building and Washington's statue here on Wall Street should not be overlooked when understanding American history and thought.