Pokémon Studio Criticized After Visiting Controversial Shrine

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    When Japanese politicians visit the Yasukuni Shrine, the country’s most controversial Shinto shrine, it causes an international incident. The same is true for Pokémon developers.

    In Japanese, the first Shinto shrine visit of the year is called hatsumode. People visit Shinto shrines that are close to either where they live, or if they are going as a company, near where they work. The enshrine kami or deity looks over and protects the surrounding areas.

    As popular Japanese game site My Game News Flash notes, staff from Creatures Inc., the studio behind Pokémon games, toys, and cards came under fire for visiting their local shrine, the Yasukuni Shrine. It’s about a ten-minute walk from their office.
    Source: kotaku

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