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    Of the many religions in the world, none are quite as unique as Shintoism. Shinto, meaning “the way of the kami”, is the indigenous religion of Japan. It is believed to have existed since the 6th century B.C.E. However, there is no documented origin nor is there an established founder. At the center of the Shinto religion is devotion toward various kami and the rituals performed to please them. It does not attempt to explain existence or the afterlife. Instead, Shintoism focuses on interactions with

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    Shinto Religion

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    is not true. In fact, most, if not all, of the Japanese practice at least two religions, which are Buddhism and Shinto. Kami are deities of the Shinto religion. The Japanese consider their Emperor a kami. In the Shinto religion, only the Japanese can practice and be considered part of the religion. While Christians, Catholics, and some other religions go to a church to practice, the Shinto goes to shrines. The shrines consist of trees, rocks, and potted plants. There are a few pillars with two beams

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    The Shinto Religion

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    Japanese mythology and folklore make up an extremely large portion of the Shinto religion, of which approximately 2,700,001 people follow worldwide (Pew Research Center). What has kept people fastened to this religion as opposed to the larger faiths such as: Christianity, Buddhism, and Hindus? The majority of people who are researching different religions do not look at less common religions such as this one. Shinto is a series of Japanese myths and folktales that are still passed from parent to

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    Shinto And Religion

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    “Shinto practices include shrine visits; blessings done by priests at the shrines and in the community; participation in festivals and seasonal holidays, especially New Years; water purifications; and offerings and prayer at home shrines. Perhaps because of a lack of organizational structure, Shinto has generated an amazing variety of sects that often borrow from Confucianism, Buddhism, and even Christianity”. (Molloy 2008 p. 274-275) Is it wrong to celebrate one's country as a religion? No is not

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    Shinto Ethics Essay

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    acts of purification. Sincerity, which is the harmony of thought and action, is a prized human characteristic. The Shinto vision for society has varied in different eras; however the core is the idea of harmony - harmony between humans and kami, harmony within social groupings, and harmony between humans and nature. Ethics in Shinto are cultural and situational; there are no Shinto commandments or precepts forbidding certain actions. Male homosexuality has sometimes been socially acceptable, and

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    Shinto refers to a Japanese religion that dates from the early 8th century and incorporates the worship of natural spirits and ancestors and a belief in sacred power called kami. Shanti was the state religion of Japan until 1945 but the religion still has many practices that exist up to date. Ujigami belief is currently the most popular form of Shintō practices in Japan., After the 13th century ujigami was used in the sense of the tutelary kami of a local community, and all the members in the community

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    Among East Asian religions Shinto and Buddhism tend to revolve around the same sphere of life. This concept is mostly due to Japan borrowing many religious beliefs and practices from China which led to a synthesis between Shinto and Buddhism. However, when it comes to Shinto shrines and Buddhist temples there are remarkable differences and similarities between their ways of worship and appearance. When it comes to Shinto there is no historical founder, no official scriptures, and no organized teachings

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    Shinto Research Paper

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    Rationale for choosing Shinto The “Shinto”, is very interesting to me because it is one of Japans oldest religions. I find it interesting how Shinto religion is still around and practiced by many in Japan. Also, very it is very intriguing how Shinto have no single founder and has not gone extinct. Overall, Shinto religion has taught me that no matter how old the religion is it can live on as long as someone believes. Category of Shinto The Shinto origin is Japanese culture. The Shinto has no single founder

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    Shinto is the oldest religion in Japan. In this religion, members worship deceased family and various gods that represent nature. Shinto differs from most of the other major religions since it does not have founder, prophets, nor does it have a “major text which outlines its principal beliefs.” Shinto’s longevity is due to its flexibility to adapt and become interwoven with the Japanese culture. In fact, much of what the Japanese people highly value in a person’s character comes from Shinto’s key

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    objects rather than for worship. Although "shrine" is the only word used in English, Shinto shrines have a variety of many different names used in Japanese. In particular, gongen,  -gū,  jinja,  jingū,  mori,  myōjin,  -sha, taisha, and ubusuna oryashiro are the nonequivalent names for Shinto shrine. A Shinto shrine is usually characterized by the presence of a honden, the most sacred building at a Shinto shrine, where the kami is enshrined. The honden may however be completely absent. In this

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