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Japanese Religion
Religion
Religion
in Japan
Japan
(2006)[1]   Folk Shinto, or "not religious"[note 1] (51.8%)    Buddhism
Buddhism
(34.9%)    Shinto
Shinto
organisations and others (4%)    Christianity
Christianity
(2.3%)   No answer (7%)The Kumano Nachi Shrine is an ancient site of kami worship.A ritual at the Takachiho-gawara, the sacred ground of the descent to earth of Ninigi-no-Mikoto (the grandson of Amaterasu).Ontake-jinja, a Shinto
Shinto
shrine on Mount Ontake
Mount Ontake
for the worship of the mountain's god. Religion
Religion
in Japan
Japan
is dominated by Shinto
Shinto
(the ethnic religion of the Japanese people) and by Buddhism
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Fukuoka Prefecture
福 岡県 • Rōmaji Fukuoka-kenFlagSymbolCoordinates: 33°36′N 130°35′E / 33.600°N 130.583°E / 33.600; 130.583Coordinates: 33°36′N 130°35′E / 33.600°N 130.583°E / 33.600; 130.583Country JapanRegion KyushuIsland KyushuCapital Fukuoka
Fukuoka
CityGovernment • Governor Hiroshi Ogawa (since April 2011)Area • Total 4,971.01 km2 (1,919.32 sq mi)Area rank 29thPopulation (June 1, 2013) • Total 5,0
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Yamaguchi Prefecture
Yamaguchi Prefecture
Yamaguchi Prefecture
(山口県, Yamaguchi-ken) is a prefecture of Japan
Japan
in the
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Suita, Osaka
Suita
Suita
(吹田市, Suita-shi) is a city located in northern Osaka Prefecture, Japan. As of October 1, 2016, the city has an estimated population of 378,322 and a population density of 9,880 persons per km². The total area is 36.11 km². The city was founded on April 1, 1940, and was the site of Expo '70, a World's Fair
World's Fair
held in 1970. The J-League
J-League
soccer club Gamba Osaka
Gamba Osaka
plays at Suita
Suita
City Football Stadium. It is connected to central by Hankyu Railway, West Japan
Japan
Railway Company and the Osaka
Osaka
Municipal Subway
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Osaka Prefecture
Osaka
Osaka
Prefecture (大阪府, Ōsaka-fu) is a prefecture located in the Kansai region
Kansai region
on Honshu, the main island of Japan.[1] The capital is the city of Osaka
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Nagaokakyō, Kyoto
Nagaokakyō (長岡京市, Nagaokakyō-shi) is a city located in Kyoto Prefecture, Japan. As of October 1, 2017, the city has an estimated population of 80,424 and a population density of 4,200 persons per km². The total area is 19.17 km².Contents1 History 2 Culture 3 Transportation 4 Organizations 5 Sister cities 6 See also 7 References 8 External linksHistory[edit] The city was founded on October 1, 1972 replacing the town of Nagaoka, which was in turn incorporated by three villages on October 1, 1949. The name of city is derived from Nagaoka-kyō, the ancient Japanese capital Emperor Kanmu
Emperor Kanmu
established there from 784 until 794. The major part of the capital including the imperial palace was in the area of present-day Mukō. Culture[edit] The most popular event in Nagaokakyo is the Garasha Festival. It is usually held in November
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Kyoto
Kyoto
Kyoto
(京都市, Kyōto-shi, pronounced [kʲoːꜜto] ( listen), pronounced [kʲoːtoꜜɕi] ( listen); UK: /kɪˈoʊtoʊ/, US: /kiˈoʊ-/, or /ˈkjoʊ-/[4]) is a city located in the central part of the island of Honshu, Japan. It has a population close to 1.5 million
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Buddhism In Japan
Buddhism
Buddhism
in Japan has been practiced since its official introduction in 552 CE according to the Nihon Shoki[1] from Baekje, Korea, by Buddhist monks.[2][3] Buddhism
Buddhism
has had a major influence on the development of Japanese society and remains an influential aspect of the culture to this day.[4] In modern times, Japan's most popular schools of Buddhism
Buddhism
are Pure Land Buddhism, Nichiren
Nichiren
Buddhism, Shingon
Shingon
Buddhism
Buddhism
and Zen. As of 2008, approximately 34% of the Japanese identify as Buddhists and the number has been growing since the 1980s, in terms of membership in organized religion
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Ube, Yamaguchi
Ube (宇部市, Ube-shi) is a city located in Yamaguchi Prefecture, Japan
Japan
on the Seto Inland Sea. The city was founded on November 1, 1921. As of October 2016, the city has an estimated population of 168,398 and a population density of 590 persons per km2. The total area is 287.69 square kilometres (111.08 square miles). On November 1, 2004, the town of Kusunoki (from Asa District) was merged into Ube. Its industrial base is in chemicals, concrete, and steel. The presence of Ube Industries
Ube Industries
in the city's economy is significant. Previously a coal mining town, the city has developed an effective policy to improve its environment
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Association Of Shinto Shrines
The Association of Shinto Shrines
Association of Shinto Shrines
(神社本庁, Jinja Honchō) is a religious administrative organisation that oversees about 80,000 Shinto shrines in Japan. These shrines take the Ise Grand Shrine
Ise Grand Shrine
as the foundation of their belief.Contents1 Description 2 History2.1 Political links3 See also 4 References 5 Sources 6 External linksDescription[edit] The association has five major activities, in addition to numerous others:[1]Publication and dissemination of information on Shrine Shinto The performance of rituals; Education of adherents to Shinto; Reverence of Ise Grand Shrine
Ise Grand Shrine
and the distribution of its amulets; and Preparation and training of individuals for the Shinto priesthood.It currently has an administrative structure including a main office and branches. Its headquarters in Yoyogi, Shibuya, Tokyo, adjacent to Meiji Shrine
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Haiden (Shinto)
Haiden may refer to:A Gewürztraminer
Gewürztraminer
wine The hall of worship of a Shinto shrine, see Haiden (Shinto)This disambiguation page lists articles associated with the title Haiden. If an internal link led
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Indigenous Religion
In religious studies, an ethnic religion (or indigenous religion) is a religion associated with a particular ethnic group. Ethnic religions are often distinguished from religions which claim to not be limited in ethnic or national scope, such as Christianity
Christianity
or Islam.[1] Ethnic religions are not only independent religions. Some localised denominations of global religions are practised solely by certain ethnic groups
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Japan
Coordinates: 35°N 136°E / 35°N 136°E / 35; 136Japan 日本国 Nippon-koku or Nihon-kokuFlagImperial SealAnthem: "Kimigayo" 君が代"His Imperial Majesty's Reign"[2][3] Government
Government
Seal of JapanGo-Shichi no Kiri (五七桐)Area controlled by Japan
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Shendao
Model humanity:Xian ZhenrenWen and wuPracticesFenxiang JingxiangFeng shui MiaohuiWu shamanismJitong mediumshipPrecious scrollsInstitutions and templesAssociations of good-doingLineage associations or churchesChinese temple Ancestral shrineChinese Folk Temples' AssociationFestivalsQingming Zhongyuan Zhongqiu Jiuhuangye Qixi Duanwu NianInternal traditions Major cultural formsChinese ancestral religionChinese communal deity religionChinese mother goddess worshipNortheast China
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Ritual
A ritual "is a sequence of activities involving gestures, words, and objects, performed in a sequestered place, and performed according to set sequence".[1] Rituals may be prescribed by the traditions of a community, including a religious community. Rituals are characterized but not defined by formalism, traditionalism, invariance, rule-governance, sacral symbolism, and performance.[2] Rituals are a feature of all known human societies.[3] They include not only the worship rites and sacraments of organized religions and cults, but also rites of passage, atonement and purification rites, oaths of allegiance, dedication ceremonies, coronations and presidential inaugurations, marriages and funerals, school "rush" traditions and graduations, club meetings, sporting events, Halloween parties, veterans parades, Christmas
Christmas
shopping and more
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Chinese Language
Legend:   Countries identified Chinese as a primary, administrative, or native language   Countries with more than 5,000,000 Chinese speakers   Countries with more than 1,000,000 Chinese speakers   Countries with more than 500,000 Chinese speakers   Countries with more than 100,000 Chinese speakers   Major Chinese-speaking settlementsThis article contains IPA phonetic symbols. Without proper rendering support, you may see question marks, boxes, or other symbols instead of Unicode
Unicode
characters
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