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State Shinto
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 between present-day
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Izanagi
Izanagi
Izanagi
(いざなぎ, recorded in the Kojiki
Kojiki
as 伊邪那岐 and in the Nihon Shoki
Nihon Shoki
as 伊弉諾) is a deity born of the seven divine generations in Japanese mythology
Japanese mythology
and Shinto, and his name in the Kojiki
Kojiki
is roughly translated to as "he-who-invites" or Izanagi-no-mikoto. He is also known as Izanagi-no-Okami.Contents1 Accounts in mythology1.1 Izanagi
Izanagi
and Izanami 1.2 Cleansing and birth of Amaterasu, Tsukuyomi, and Susanoo2 Parallels 3 See also 4 ReferencesAccounts in mythology[edit] Izanagi
Izanagi
and Izanami[edit] See also: Izanami, Kuniumi, and Yomotsu-shikome He with his spouse and younger sister Izanami
Izanami
gave birth to the many islands of Japan (kuniumi), and begat numerous deities of Shintoism (kamiumi)
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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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Varuna
Varuna
Varuna
(/ˈvɜːrʊnə, ˈvɑːrə-/;[1] IAST: Varuṇa वरुण, Malay: Baruna) is a Vedic deity associated first with sky, later with waters as well as with Ṛta
Ṛta
(justice) and
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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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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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