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The native religion of

Japan

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How many Japanese define themselves as Shinto

Over 80%

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What does "Born Shinto, Die Buddhist" mean?

They are complementary - many practice both religions

4

Shinto is a Chinese name for what?

Kami no michi or "The way of the Gods." NOT the way of the Buddha

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In imperial Japan before WW2 it was a

State Religion

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Founder/scriptures of Shinto

None

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Shinto KAMI

Most are spirits rather than Gods, some are diefied ancestors, understood as "spiritual realm"

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The ideal is

A pure and sincere life pleasing to Kami

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The land of Japan has what kind of nature

Spiritual

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The emperor is what?

Preserver of religion.

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Kojiki and Nihongi tell the:

Sacred history of Japan

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Izanagi and Izanami:

Creators of Japan

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Amaterasu

The goddess of the sun

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How did the imperial family emerge?

From Amaterasu's grandson, in 600 BCE.

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ISE Shring

Special because it's Amaterasu's shrine

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Shinto Beliefs

Optimism, Family and tradition, Bushido

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Bushido

Samurai Code

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Influenced more by Zen than by Shinto:

Gratitude and courage
Justice
Truthfulness
Politeness
Reserve
Honor
Allegiance

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Torii Gate

Represents entrance

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Ablution Area

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Pavilian

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Shintai

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Worship

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Purification

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Offering

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Supplication

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Feast (matsuri)

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Parts of a shrine

Torri Gate, Ablution area, pavilion, shintai, worship, purification, offering, supplication, feast.

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Shinto Today:

Shinto as a uniting force of Japanese national identity

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Goals of modern shinto:

To express gratitude for divine favor, and the benefits of ancestors.
To serve society and others
To identify our minds with the emperors mind and, in loving and being friendly to one another to pray for the country's prosperity and for peaceful existence