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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 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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    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 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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    Shinto Research Paper

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    Bri C. G. English Ms. Bjornson Religion research paper Shinto My report is on Shinto. Shinto is a native Japanese religion. It is the way of the Gods. It was originally taught verbally. Shinto in Japan means "The Way of the Gods. Shinto is the most powerful influence on the Japanese lives. According to Shinto mythology, gods created Japan and its people. This is how Shinto came to Japan. Shinto developed from "native folk beliefs". It also had its beginning in early times, when the Japanese

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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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    The two religions that are located in Japan are Shinto and Buddhism. The two religions in japan are extraordinarily unalike, while Shintoism believes that every living thing including rocks and sounds contain some type of god in them, and Buddhism is concerned with the soul and afterlife that happens in Buddhism. The religions differ very much from each other with little similarities. Buddhism and Shintoism differ in one using shrines while the other has temples, the two both have religious ceremonies

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    good example of this the relationship between the two religions: Buddhism and Shinto. Buddhism was brought into Japan during the early 6th century from Korea, and was later institutionalized as the state religion in the late 6th century by Prince Shōtoku. The Prince was a great patron of Buddhism and by having made it the state religion, it would help Buddhism spread. However, Japan was not without its own religion—Shinto—which had been there for many years prior to the arrival of Buddhism. With Buddhism

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