Religion in Japan. By: Katherine, Isabel, Gabriel, and David. Introduction. Shintoism was the indigenous religion of Japan. Trading led to the diffusion of the many different cultures. The Japanese were influenced by India and got Buddhism. Buddhism didn’t replace Shintoism.
By: Katherine, Isabel, Gabriel, and David
one's own peace of mind and good
fortune, and not because impurity is
wrong in and of itself.
and honor is given to the kami.
became Buddha or “enlightened one”
respectful, mature, and achieving wisdom
Prince Shotoku prayed to Buddha everyday.
converted to Buddhism.
and created many Buddhist temples.
and marriage often come from Shinto,
a joyful religion.
religion that acknowledges suffering and pain.
Shintoism was the first religion in Japan. After trading with other countries, like India, China, and Korea, they inherited new religions and philosophies, Buddhism and Confucianism. These cultures diffused and blended. While the religions did mix, there are still followers that worship the original religions.