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  • Shintoism

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    Shintoism The Shinto religion was started in the Tokugawa period (1600-1868) of Japanese history. The Tokugawa 'Enlightenment' inspired a group of people who studied kokugaku, which roughly translated means 'nativism,' 'Japanese Studies,' or 'Native Studies.' Kokugaku's intent was to recover 'Japanese character' to what it was before the early influences of foreigners, especially the Chinese. Some of these influences include Confucianism (Chinese), Taoism (Chinese), Buddhism (Indian and

  • Shintoism

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    Shintoism is an ancient religion that originated in Japanese culture. Shinto is a general term for the activities of the people of Japanese descent to worship all the deities of heaven and earth, and at the end of the 6th century the Japanese were conscious of these activities and called them the “Way of Kami” (the deity or the deities)'. The practice of Shintoism finally recognized when Yomei, the 31st Emperor of Japan, prayed before an image of Buddha for the first time as an emperor for recovery

  • Powerful Use of Traditions in Japan During the Meiji Era

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    Japan is a society whose culture is steeped in the traditions and symbols of the past: Mt. Fuji, the tea ceremony, and the sacred objects of nature revered in Shintoism. Two of the most important traditions and symbols in Japan; the Emperor and Confucianism have endured through Shogunates, restorations of imperial rule, and up to present day. The leaders of the Meiji Restoration used these traditions to gain control over Japan and further their goals of modernization. The Meiji leaders used

  • Shintoism

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    share similarities: kindness to fellow man and respect for nature are common themes. It is important to have knowledge of more than just one religion to forge a greater understanding of the world. A fascinating religion around for centuries is Shintoism, a religion from Japan. Shinto is as old as the great country of Japan. It is tied to Japanese culture and society as it is an ethnic religion. When the people of Japan became aware that they were a culture, Shinto was already there. The religion

  • Philosophy and Religion

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    survive from nature. Without it, we would not exist. You should also pay great respect and love to your family and elders. As with nature, without them we would never have come into being. They teach us lessons and morals of how to live our lives. Shintoism feels strongly about praising our elders. They think that basically our whole life should revolve around those w...

  • Feedom Of Religion Not Freedom From Religion

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    Christianity 2.1 billion 33.0% Islam 1.3 billion 20.1 Hinduism 851 million 13.3 Buddhism 375 million 5.9 Sikhism 25 million 0.4 Judaism 15 million 0.2% Baha'ism 7.5 million 0.1 Confucianism 6.4 million 0.1 Jainism 4.5 million 0.1 Shintoism 2.8 million 0.0 Within these ten religions, you would not believe how different they are. These religions, however, are the most popular or most practiced. These religions mean a lot of things to a lot of people. No matter how someone decides

  • Shintoism

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    Shintoism Shinto, which means the way of the gods, has no real founder, no written scriptures, no main laws, and only a very loosely organized priesthood. Shinto is a native religion of Japan and also one of the oldest religions in the world, dated back to 660 B.C. In Shinto natural objects such as rivers, mountains, and heavenly bodies can be worshipped and personified. It is not an exclusive religion and people may practice Shinto and at the same time any other religions. Shinto creation

  • Shintoism in History

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    Shintoism A thousand torches blaze with fire in dozens of cities and towns in Japan. It is January 15th, the start of the lunar year. Before World War II, the emperor of Japan used to light fires twice a year at the four corners of his palace in homage to Kagutsuchi, the God of Fire. Today, temples across the country continue to celebrate the fire festivals, known as Dosojin Matsuri, to honor the fire deities and ask for favors. Shintoism is not a normal religion. In modern perspective, it resembles

  • Shintoism in Japan

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    Shintoism in Japan Shintoism is the indigenous and national religion of Japan. The word Shinto means the way of the gods. Shintoism is a nature worship based religion. Shintoism is a unique religion with its own concepts on deities, ethics and life. Shintoism is based on the beginning of the race when "the trees and the herbs had speech"(Underwood 16). At the beginning of the Earth, Shinto followers believed, that the animals acted and spoke like men. The religion does not directly deal

  • Shintoism Essay

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    religions is Shintoism, the indigenous religion of Japan. The roots of the word Shinto means “way of the kami” (WRP, 1) and is also defined as “kannagara no michi”, literally meaning “the way of the deities” (Yale, 1). No matter how it is defined, Shintoism is essentially a religion that focuses on the relationship between humans and the beauty of the natural world. Today, Shinto beliefs, folklore and myths, and religious practices continue to influence