I'm going back to the archive for a few more posts here. This year is the 50th anniversary of a traveling scholarship that I was part of. A reunion is planned for September, and it has caused me to revisit fifty year old work. The faculty let me concentrate on a text and pictures, mainly independent study, study of religious ritual in the places we visited. The study theme of the whole trip was utopian thought and communities. During six or seven weeks in Japan divided between Tokyo and Kyoto, we made several field trips to utopian communities. This one practiced traditional Shinto ritual.