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andlt;bandgt;"An excellently rounded introduction by an eminent Shinto scholar."and#8212;andlt;iandgt;Library Journalandlt;/iandgt;andlt;/bandgt;andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;Shinto, the indigenous faith of the Japanese people, continues to fascinate and mystify both the casual visitor to Japan and the long-time resident. Relatively unknown among the religions of the world, andlt;iandgt;Shinto: The Kami Wayandlt;/iandgt; provides an enlightening window into this Japanese faith.andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;In its general aspects Shinto is more than a religious faith. It is an amalgam of attitudes, ideas, and ways of doing things that through two millennia and more have become an integral part of the way of the Japanese people. Shinto is both a personal faith in the kamiand#8212;objects of worship in Shinto and an honorific for noble, sacred spiritsand#8212;and a communal way of life according to the mind of the kami. This introduction unveils Shinto's spiritual characteristics and discusses the architecture and function of Shinto shrines. Further examination of Shinto's lively festivals, worship, music, and sacred regalia illustrates Shinto's influence on all levels of Japanese life.andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;Fifteen photographs, numerous drawings and Dr. Ono's text introduce the reader to two millennia of indigenous Japanese belief in the kami and in communal life.andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;andlt;bandgt;Chapters include:andlt;/bandgt;andlt;ulandgt;andlt;liandgt;The Kami Wayandlt;/liandgt;andlt;liandgt;Shrinesandlt;/liandgt;andlt;liandgt;Worship and Festivalsandlt;/liandgt;andlt;liandgt;Political and Social Characteristicsandlt;/liandgt;andlt;liandgt;Some Spiritual Characteristicsandlt;/liandgt;andlt;/ulandgt;

Synopsis:

Shinto, the indigenous faith of the Japanese people, continues to fascinate and mystify both the casual visitor to Japan and the long-time resident. This introduction unveils Shinto's spiritual characteristics and discusses the architecture and function of Shinto shrines. Further examination of Shinto's lively festivals, worship, music, and sacred regalia illustrates Shinto's influence on all levels of Japanese life.

Fifteen photographs, numerous drawings and Dr. Ono's text introduce the reader to two millenia of indigenous Japanese belief in the Kami - the sacred spirits worshipped in Shinto - and in communal life, the way of the Kami.

About the Author

andlt;bandgt;Dr. Sokyo Onoandlt;/bandgt; was a professor at Kokugakuin Daigaku, a Shinto university in Tokyo, and has lectured for the National Association of Shinto Shrines. He also served as Executive Director of the International Institute for the Study of Religions and the Japan Religious Cooperative Councilandlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;andlt;bandgt;William Woodardandlt;/bandgt; directed the research unit of the Religious and Cultural Resources Division, Civil Information and Education Section, SCAP from 1946 to 1952.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780804835572
With:
Sakamoto, Sadao
Author:
Woodard, William P.
Illustrator:
Sakamoto, Sadao
Author:
Woodward, William P.
Author:
One, Sokyo
Author:
Ono, Sokyo
Publisher:
Tuttle Publishing
Subject:
Shintoism
Subject:
General Religion
Subject:
Religion Eastern-Japanese Religion and Literature
Subject:
Eastern
Subject:
Japanese religion; shinoism; japanese shinto; religion in Japan; spiritual
Subject:
Japanese religion; shinoism; japanese shinto; religion in Japan; shinto relighion; shinto mythology; shinto buddhism; japanese religious traditions; japanese religion history
Subject:
Japanese religion ; shinoism ; japanese shinto
Subject:
shinto mythology ; shinto buddhism ; japanese religious traditions ;
Edition Description:
Trade Paperback
Series:
No Series
Publication Date:
20040431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
15 bandamp;w photos and sketches
Pages:
128
Dimensions:
8 x 5.25 in 8 oz

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Product details 128 pages Tuttle Publishing - English 9780804835572 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Shinto, the indigenous faith of the Japanese people, continues to fascinate and mystify both the casual visitor to Japan and the long-time resident. This introduction unveils Shinto's spiritual characteristics and discusses the architecture and function of Shinto shrines. Further examination of Shinto's lively festivals, worship, music, and sacred regalia illustrates Shinto's influence on all levels of Japanese life.

Fifteen photographs, numerous drawings and Dr. Ono's text introduce the reader to two millenia of indigenous Japanese belief in the Kami - the sacred spirits worshipped in Shinto - and in communal life, the way of the Kami.

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