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Transcript of Shinto
How and when was this religion created? Who founded this Faith?
Where did the religion/philosophy begin?
Who were the important people, leaders and empires in the religion/philosophy? Prophets/holy Leaders.
Are there religious texts or other primary sources that are important to understanding the religion/philosophy?
What do the followers call their scriptreus or holy book(s)?
Shinto was first used in 6th century C.E
There is no founder of the religion
The relgion was founded in Japan
Shinto is basically a creation of myths the were put together
Shinto began in Japan
It is said it was first in 6th century C.E ,but dated back to 6th century B.C.E
It was fist used around the same time Buddhism began to rise
For a while the two religions were unable to co-exist ,but later the Buddhist viewd kamis manifestations of Buddha
Shinto had a hand full of of important people
Motoori Norinaga and Hirata Astutane were nationalist Shinto scholars who were regarded as thinkers.
They were said to shape the way that Shinto is perceived
People of Shinto had two main religious text called The Kojiki and The Nihongi
The Kojiki is Records of ancient matters while the Nihongi is the Chronicles of japan
They ar both listings of ancient myths and traditional teachings
The myths mainly teach abouth the Kami
As we said the holy books are the Kojiki and the Nihonji
They teach about the deities and tell myths.
what are the basic principles and beliefs?
The Shinto people had 3 basic beliefs
They were Impurity, Purification, and Afterlife.
Impurity to cleanse one owns peace of mind and good fortune
Purification is a vital part of their religion it is basically to be purified
Afterlife , they believe that when they died they went to a place called yomi
What are the religious holidays?
Setsubum-sai is a holiday that marks the beginning of spring
In this they scatter roasted beans to mark the beginning of the ne season
Gatana-sai is hte annual new year festival
The followers pray for inner renewal prosperity and health
How does the religion view the role of women?
Shinto viewed the role of wmen in a weird way
Do not smile at a woman, women can never bow enough, wise woman ruin cattle deals and many more.
Woman in some cases are considered evil
The origin of a womans wisdom is greed
What impact did the philosophy/religion have on art and architecture?
The origin of the Shinto shrine is from Buddhist origin
Buudhism had brought ideas of permanent shrines and some of Shinto's vocabulary
They made any hings such as Gates(torii), pathway(sando, founain(temizuya), and worship halls (haiden) as shown in the image.
How did the religion spread and where?
Shinto is mainly in japan
It does not have and organized body to spread
So Shinto has only spread to places to Japan and people of practice Shinto in other parts of the world are from japanese heritage
Shinto did not have any Holy Cities
It has many shrines but 2 stand out the most
The Ise, and Izumo Shrine
The Ise Shrine is known as the holiest shrine
The Izumo is known as the oldest shrine
Shinto has 3 million fllwers worldwide
Most of which are of japanese heritage
Most of them are located in Japan
Shinto calls there deities Kami
They are polytheistic
There are man but there are 10 that are worshiped mainly
Amaterasu, Hachiman, Inari, Izangi, Izanami, Kotoamatsukami, Omoikane, Sarutahiko, Sunsanoo, and Tsukuyomi
State Shinto was a major turning points
In 1868 Shinto was divided into State Shinto, obligatory for all Japanese, and Shrine Shinto, which included an enormous number of popular cults, a few of which were persecuted by the then Japanese government.