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SHINTO

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Pamela Spek

on 12 November 2013

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Transcript of SHINTO

SHINTO
PUBLIC WORSHIP
Often takes place at Shinto festivals and also at Shinto shrines.
PRIVATE DEVOTIONS AND PRACTICES
Some are done at home, others are done at a shrine
SACRED SCRIPTURES
no known sacred scriptures
FESTIVALS
Kami Mukae, Shinkō and Kami Okuri

PILGRIMAGES
Most well-known path is in the Kii mountain range
FOUNDERS
No specific founders
SYMBOLS
Almost everything is a symbol in the religion of Shinto
WAYS OF BEHAVING
Ceremonies at Shinto shrines with a group of people and pray as one
Was a collection of animistic beliefs and practices
Prototype of Shinto arrived by the Mongoloid tribe
Ancient domestic religion of Japan
Takes from the Chinese expression 'Shen-Tao' which means 'way of the gods'
Large festivals where they can praise the Kami
Shinto shrines to pray, but can be accompanied by others
Misogi Harai- people go to purify themselves with water or can go under a waterfall
Protective, lucky charms hung in different places to protect them from evil spirits
Main charm is called Ema
Can only happen on certain times of the moon cycle (Full moon, half-moon and new moon)

Three main stages:
Are an extremely important part of Shinto
All pilgrimage routes are combined by Kumano Kodo
Thought to be a fushion for Shinto-Buddhism
Some of the routes have been built over or corrupted, but are still distinguished
based on Confucianism and Buddhism
Bad behaviour: disturbing the way the world work disturbing and changing nature, disturbing worship
bases its ways of behaving on being pure and harmonious
also believes that it is our responsibility to resist the temptations and lead a good life.
The main important symbols are the Torii gate and the Omamori.
Torii gate designates holy ground
An Omamori is a gift given in exchange for a donation to one of the Shinto temples
Kojiki, Nihonshoki and Yengi Shiki
Nihonshoki
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