Hunter Wimpey is a M.A. student, studying Japanese Religions and History. He received his B.A. from UNC Asheville where he double majored in History and Religious Studies. He is interested in the development of Japanese religious thought during the Tokugawa period, specifically the Kokugaku movement and pushback against Confucian and Buddhist traditions. He is also interested in concepts of the afterlife, burial practices, and rituals invovling the dead and communing with spirits.