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Shintoism
Shinto
Shinto
(神道, Shintō) or kami-no-michi (among other names)[note 1] is the traditional religion of Japan
Japan
that focuses on ritual practices to be carried out diligently to establish a connection
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Shinto (other)
Shinto
Shinto
is the native religion of Japan and was once its state religion. Shinto
Shinto
or Shintō may also refer to:Shintō, Gunma, a village in Gunma Prefecture, Japan
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Tenson Kōrin
In Japanese mythology, the tenson kōrin (天孫降臨) is the descent of Amaterasu's grandson Ninigi from heaven (Takama-ga-hara) to Ashihara no Nakatsukuni in Japan.[1] Following the tenson kōrin Konohanasakuya-hime was born. References[edit]^ Chilson, Clark; Swanson, Paul, eds. (2006). Nanzan Guide to Japanese Religions. University of Hawaii Press
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Religion In Japan
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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Glossary Of Shinto
This is the glossary of Shinto, including major terms the casual (or brand-new) reader might find useful in understanding articles on the subject. Words followed by an asterisk (*) are illustrated by an image in one of the photo galleries. Within definitions, words set in boldface are defined elsewhere in the glossary.Part of a series onShintoPractices and beliefsKami Ritual dance Ritual purity Polytheism Animism Japanese festivals Mythology Shinto
Shinto
shrinesList of Shinto
Shinto
shrines Ichinomiya Twenty-Two Shrines Modern system of ranked Shinto
Shinto
shrines Association of Shinto
Shinto
Shrines Shinto
Shinto
architectureNotable KamiAmaterasu Sarutahiko Ame no Uzume Inari Izanagi Izanami Susanoo TsukuyomiImportant literature Kojiki
Kojiki
(ca
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List Of Japanese Deities
This is a list of divinities native to Japanese beliefs and religious traditions. Many of these are from Shinto, while others were imported via Buddhism
Buddhism
or Taoism
Taoism
and "integrated" into Japanese mythology
Japanese mythology
and folklore.Contents1 Major kami 2 Minor kami 3 Buddhism 4 Seven Lucky Gods 5 See also 6 ReferencesMajor kami[edit]Amaterasu-Ō-Mi- Kami
Kami
(天照大神 or 天照大御神) Commonly called Amaterasu, she is the goddess of the sun as well as the purported ancestress of the Imperial Household of Japan. Her full name means "Great Goddess" or "Great Spirit Who Shines in the Heavens"; she may also be referred to as Ōhiru-menomuchi-no-kami (大日孁貴神)
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List Of Sacred Objects In Japanese Mythology
The following is a list of sacred objects in Japanese mythology.Contents0–9 A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y ZA[edit] Amenonuhoko
Amenonuhoko
(Japanese: 天沼矛)C[edit] D[edit] E[edit] G[edit] Gohei
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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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Edo Neo-Confucianism
Hermeneutic schools:Old TextsNew Text Confucianism Confucianism
Confucianism
by country Confucianism
Confucianism
in IndonesiaKorean ConfucianismJapanese ConfucianismConfucian textsRuzangFour Books:Analects Doctrine of the Mean Great Learning MenciusFive Classics:Classic of Poetry Book of Documents Book of Rites Yijing Spring and Autumn AnnalsOther:Interactions Between Heaven and MankindOrganizationConfucian ritual religionTemple of ConfuciusConfucian churches and sects:Holy Confucian ChurchIndonesian Confucian ChurchUniversal Church of the Way and its VirtuePhoenix churches XuanyuanismShengdao Portal
Portal
Confucianismv t eEdo Neo-Confucianism, known in Japanese as Shushi-Gaku (朱子学, shushigaku), refers to the schools of Neo-Confucian philosophy that developed in Japan during the Edo period
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Nippon Kaigi
The Nippon Kaigi
Nippon Kaigi
(日本会議, " Japan
Japan
Conference")[1] is a Japanese nationalist unincorporated association that was established in 1997 and has approximately 38,000 members.[1][2][3] The group is influential in the legislative and executive branches of the Japanese government through its affiliates.[2][4] Shinzō Abe, LDP politician, serves as a special advisor to the group's parliamentary league.[1] The group describes its aims as to "change the postwar national consciousness based on the Tokyo Tribunal's view of history as a fundamental problem" and to "revise the current Constitution";[5] sees its mission to promote patriotic education, the revision of the Constitution of Japan, and support for official visits to Yasukuni Shrine; and is pro Shinto.[6][7][8][9] In the words of Hideaki Kase, an influential member of Nippon Kaigi, "We are dedicated to our conservative cause. We are monarchists
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List Of Legendary Creatures From Japan
The following is a list of demons, ghosts, yōkai, obake, yūrei, and other legendary creatures that are notable in Japanese folklore
Japanese folklore
and mythology.Contents0–9 A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y ZA[edit] Abumi-guchi
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Ninigi-no-Mikoto
Ninigi-no-Mikoto (瓊瓊杵尊) (also Ame-nigishi-kuni-nigishi-amatsuhiko-hiko-ho-no-ninigi-no-Mikoto) is, in Japanese mythology, the son of Ame no Oshihomimi no Mikoto and Takuhadachiji hime no Mikoto (栲幡千千姫命), and grandson of Amaterasu, who sent him down to earth (tenson kōrin) to plant rice there. He was the great-grandfather of Emperor Jimmu. His wife was Konohanasakuya-hime. His name also appears as Ninigi (瓊瓊杵). Amaterasu
Amaterasu
sent him to pacify Japan by bringing the three celestial gifts used by the emperor: the sword Kusanagi, the mirror Yata no Kagami, and the jewel Yasakani no Magatama. These three gifts signify that the emperor is the descendant of Amaterasu
Amaterasu
herself
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Kogo Shūi
Kogo Shūi
Kogo Shūi
(古語拾遺) is a historical record of the Inbe clan of Japan
Japan
written in the early Heian period
Heian period
(794–1185). It was composed by Inbe no Hironari in 807 using material transmitted orally over several generations of the Inbe clan.[1][2]Contents1 Background 2 Contents 3 Value 4 See also 5 References 6 Further reading 7 External linksBackground[edit] Historically, both the Inbe and Nakatomi clans had long performed Shinto
Shinto
religious services for the Japanese imperial court. However, at the beginning of the Heian period, the Fujiwara clan, whom the Nakatomi clan are a branch of, seized political power
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Tokyo
Tokyo
Tokyo
(/ˈtoʊkioʊ/, Japanese: [toːkʲoː] ( listen)), officially Tokyo Metropolis,[6] is the capital city of Japan
Japan
and one of its 47 prefectures.[7] The Greater Tokyo Area
Greater Tokyo Area
is the most populous metropolitan area in the world.[8] It is the seat of the Emperor of Japan
Japan
and the Japanese government. Tokyo
Tokyo
is in the Kantō region
Kantō region
on the southeastern side of the main island Honshu
Honshu
and includes the Izu Islands and Ogasawara Islands.[9] Formerly known as Edo, it has been the de facto seat of government since 1603 when Shōgun
Shōgun
Tokugawa Ieyasu made the city his headquarters
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Suitengū (Tokyo)
Suiten-gū (水天宮), literally "Palace of the Watery Sky", or "Palace of Suiten", is a Shinto shrine
Shinto shrine
dedicated to Suiten, the Japanese name of the deity of Hindu
Hindu
origins Varuna, one of a series of Hindu
Hindu
deities whose worship entered Japan
Japan
together with Buddhism.[note 1] Suitengu is located in Chūō, Tokyo. It is devoted to conception and safe childbirth. In 1818 the ninth daimyō of the Kurume Domain established the Suitengu in Edo
Edo
as a branch of a shrine of the same name in Kurume, Fukuoka. It was inside the grounds of the domain's mansion in the Mita district of what is now Minato, Tokyo, and the domain opened it to the public on the fifth day of every month
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Hindu
ArtsBharatanatyam Kathak Kathakali Kuchipudi Manipuri Mohiniyattam Odissi Sattriya Bhagavata Mela Yakshagana Dandiya Raas Carnatic musicRites of passageGarbhadhana Pumsavana Simantonayana Jatakarma Namakarana Nishkramana Annaprashana Chudakarana Karnavedha Vidyarambha Upanayana Keshanta Ritushuddhi Samavartana Vivaha AntyeshtiAshrama DharmaAshrama: Brahmacharya Grihastha Vanaprastha SannyasaFestivalsDiwali Holi Shivaratri Navaratri Durga
Durga
Puja Ramlila Vijayadashami-Dussehra


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