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Shinto: The Way of the Gods. Global History I: Spiconardi. Origins. Animistic Religion Indigenous to Japan  practiced nowhere else in the world Evidence suggests the religion surfaced in the 500s BC Unnamed religion until introduction of Buddhism and Confucianism to Japan from China.

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shinto the way of the gods

Shinto: The Way of the Gods

Global History I: Spiconardi

origins
Origins
  • Animistic Religion
  • Indigenous to Japan practiced nowhere else in the world
  • Evidence suggests the religion surfaced in the 500s BC
  • Unnamed religion until introduction of Buddhism and Confucianism to Japan from China
beliefs
Beliefs
  • Kami gods or spirits
    • “from food to rivers to rocks”  spirits that relate to nature and objects
      • All things have spirits; both natural & manmade
    • Guardian Kami Protectors of particular areas and clans
    • Kami of Exceptional People  former emperors
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Beliefs
  • Divine Origin
    • Japan and its islands are believed to be the children of Izanagi-no-mikoto and Izanami-no-mikoto
    • The kamiAmaterasuOmikami (Sun goddess)is the ancestress of the imperial family
    • Divine Right  All emperors were descendants of Amaterasu (believed until US made Japan revoke that belief in 1946)
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Beliefs
  • The Four Affirmations
    • Tradition and the family: The family is seen as the main preservers of tradition
    • Love of nature:Nature is sacred; to be in contact with nature is to be close to the gods. Natural objects are worshipped as sacred spirits.
    • Purification:Followers of Shinto take baths, wash their hands, and rinse out their mouth often.
      • Evil exists in the form of uncleanness
        • Wounds in battle, contact with dead bodies, illness, etc.
    • "Matsuri":The worship and honor given to the Kami and ancestral spirits.
impact on japan
Impact on Japan
  • 110 million followers of some aspect of Shinto
    • Only 3.4 million solely follow Shinto
    • Most mix Buddhism and Shinto
  • Nationalism loyalty to and pride in one’s people
    • Japanese were divinely chosen
    • “Land of the Rising Sun”
  • Artwork Origami “paper of the spirits”
    • Out of respect for the tree spirit that gave its life to make the paper, origami paper is never cut.
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