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Flashcards in shinto Deck (11):
1

amaterasu

sun goddess
said to be from izanagi: washing eye from pollution, came out of left eye
yamato emperors claimes to be descendants
most important goddess, on the flag

2

kami

gods, spirits, deities, beings with sacred power
-seem to be more like natural spirits

3

susa-no-o

powerful storm god

4

jomon period

aboriginal hunting and fishing poetry
-poetry marked with chords
able to store food, cook food, carry, etic
-signs of civilization

5

kojiki

-early sacred text of the shinto
-"chronicle of ancient events"
+story of japan
+first draft

6

izanagi

male god
-with izanami they used ocean to create main island
-izanami dies, rots in hell
+goes after her, looks at her,she chases him away
cleanses his eyes with water
sun goddess amaterasu is born

7

yamato

rose during the kofun period
claimed to be descendants of amaterasu
4th century -prevailed over other clans and placed their chieftain on the imperial throne

8

yayoi period

showed advanced pottery techniques with the pottery wheel
-intensive cultivation of rice in irrigated fields
-society became richer, more complex, stratified
-clans fragment, no central authority

9

inznami

Created the main island w inzangi
Gives birth to 8 small islands and 35 deities
Dies and goes to underworld
Inzanagi follows her, she is rotting
Tells him not to look, but he does
Chases him out of hell, he traps her there

10

kitsune

early japanese religion
-important spirit of kami that populated landscape of japan
+shape shifter
+could communicate between supernatural and humans

11

kofun period

“Tombs” built for ruling class
Elite class began being concerned with afterlife and burial shrines
Shows concern for afterlife
Shinto culture
Gave rise to the yamato clan