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Transcript of Japan
Christianity The three main religions
in Japan. Japan Shinto ancient Japanese religion Started in 500 BC The complete separation of Japanese religion from politics did not occur until just after World War II. 1. Tradition and family must be honored.
2. Love of nature. Most shrines are built in groves on the edge of the village, near a waterfall.
3. Physical cleanliness must be assured before prayers or approach to a shrine.
4. Festivals and ceremonies must be honored. Occassions with lots of energetic activity: ex, wrestling matches ( Sumo). Buddhism The history of Buddhism in Japan can be roughly divided into three periods, namely the Nara period (710 - 794), the Heian period (794–1185) and the post-Heian period (1185 onwards). Christianity is a minority religion in Japan, with anywhere from 1% to 2% of the population claiming Christian belief or affiliation. Nearly all known traditional denominations of Christianity, including Roman Catholicism, Protestantism, and Orthodox Christianity are represented in Japan today, with no restrictions on evangelism. Christianity