Shinto Essays

  • The Shinto Religion

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    Shinto Demographical Information Shintoism is a religion that originated in the country of Japan. It dates back to 660 B.C and is loosely practiced by the people of Japan but there are people in North America who practice Shinto as well. For a religion only practiced in Japan it has been greatly influenced by other nations on the world. The religion itself dates back thousands of years. Buddhism and Shintoism share a few similarities as these two religions dominate in Japan. Buddhism has a distinctive

  • Shinto Beliefs

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    Before Buddhism was even introduced to Japan, Shinto had risen out of many ancient Japanese beliefs and traditions that all ended up being sort of compiled into the Shinto religion. Because Shinto was so deeply rooted in Japanese tradition and culture, it was in a way inseparable from these things, making it highly important to the Japanese people. Shinto may not have any any prominent religious figures/founders, or any kind of specific teachings or

  • Genji Monogatari Literature

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    with both the emperor and his brother at the convent. While the Buddhist beliefs are evident in both stories, the Shinto faith is not completely

  • The Origins Of Shinto's Religion

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    Shinto which translates to “way of the gods” in the English language is a native Japanese religion and the largest religion in Japan alongside Buddhism. The Shinto religion is Japans most practiced religion with nearly 80% of the Japanese people practicing Shinto in one way or another. The Shinto religion is also Japans oldest religion, which evidence shows dates back to 660 BC. The origins of Shinto can be traced well into the past and evidence shows that in its earliest forms the religion was based

  • Kamon Crest

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    Kamon crests were Japanese heraldic crest ("Japanese Family Crest"). Most medieval japan had meaning behind their designs and uses. Through there are many articles that will be explored; firstly, the history behind Kamon crest will be discussed. In addition, in the essay there will be descriptions, comparison and contrast of different kinds of Kaman in medieval Japan, as well as two specific Kamon. Moreover, the importance of Kamon designs then will be included in the essay. Likewise, the value of

  • Manga Research Paper

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    The Choju Jinbutsu Giga or otherwise known as “The Scrolls of Frolicking Animals and Humans” is a series of scrolls that were originally preserved in the Kozanji temple in Kyoto, Japan. These scrolls, or Emaki-mono (絵巻物), which are national treasures, are kept in the temple today, but what is kept in the temple is merely a reproduction of the original collection. The original scrolls are now preserved in the Tokyo National Museum and the Kyoto National Museum respectively. The first two scrolls are

  • Cause Of The Great Kanto Earthquake In Japan

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    One of the main reasons I chose to talk about this specific earthquake was because of the history of the city, Yokohama. Yokohama is a both a city and port in east-central Honshu, Japan. It is also the capital of Kanagawa. Yokohama is the second most populated city in the whole country. The Tokoyo-Yokohama metropolitan area is the largest and most populated urban area in all of Japan. Yokohama is roughly 20 miles southwest of the big city of Tokyo. Yokohama began in 1854 as a very small fishing town

  • Summary Of Samurai

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    The story takes place around one thousand one hundred years ago during the Heian period of ancient Japan. Those were the days where the capital was still located in the city of Kyoto, an unnamed samurai was in service of the Lord Regent Fujiwara Mototsune. Our protagonist, who was not given a name, but is identified as “Goi” a lowly court position. Goi was frequently mocked by his peers due to his unkempt appearance, red nose, and simple demure, often times the other samurai would ridicule and make

  • Shinto And Buddhism Similarities

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    is a red gate to a shrine. A torii divide into the holy precinct and human world. There are no idols of gods in Shinto because gods dwell in nature. Furthermore, room of gods is remained in concealment, so usually people cannot see inside the room. A Shrine is a place living Shinto priests and gods, so almost all shrines are built near nature. There are no scripture in Shintoism, so Shinto priests do not preach a sermon to worshipers. It is needless to say that Shintoism has many gods, so each shrine

  • Shinto Religion Essay

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    Shinto is the term used to describe the indigenous religion of Japan. The word shinto comes from the Chinese shin tao, meaning “the way of the kami”. The dwellings of the kami are located at Shinto shrines. The Shinto refer to the local beliefs, rituals, practices, and institutions. Shinto has been highly influenced by Buddhism and Confucianism, but is completely different the many other religions. The historic Shinto religion continues to influence the local people of Japan. Shinto shrines are the

  • Daoism And Shinto Similarities

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    Daoism, Confucianism, and Shinto lay harmony, respect, and ethical behavior towards nature, ancestors, oneself, and others. Although Daoism and Confucianism are native to China and Shinto to Japan, East Asian cultures integrate these religions and practices with openness and acceptance. They are the light and dark without reference to good or bad as the opposites necessitate one another. (Fisher, 2014, 201) Instead the interwoven religions of Daoism, Confucianism, and Shinto compliment each other

  • Transcendentalism In Emerson's Nature By Henry David Thoreau

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    Emerson, while endorsing a similar type of philosophy of nature, seems more stringent in his ideas of nature and less stringent in his actual communion with nature. Of course, this could be false. It might be his writing style and authoritative tone that seem to preach more than practice. Emerson gives few personal examples, so readers really don't know if he lives in the way that he suggests readers or listeners live. Emerson seems to focus a great deal on the ties between nature and the spirit

  • Compare And Contrast Shinto And Buddhism

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    Two major religions make up Japan, Shinto and Buddhism. The Shinto religion arose first, whereas Buddhism was a result of radiating popular culture in the mainland around 600 CE. The two religions had a rough as the most powerful rival clans fought wars amongst each other defending their religious positions. When the Fujiwara clan accepted Buddhism, it proved that the Shinto and Buddhists had started influencing each other. The government capital was moved to Kyoto in 794 in order to distance the

  • The Syncretism Of Shinto And Buddhism In Japan

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    makeup of the Japanese religiousness. Shinto, Buddhism and Christianity are the three main religions in Japan. Folk religions and New Developed Religions also play an influential role in the makeup of Japanese religiousness. One of the reasons it is so difficult to separate out a dominant religion in Japan is because of syncretism. Syncretism is the process of simultaneous practice of multiple religions. In Japan, syncretism is most often found in the blending of Shinto and Buddhist practices and beliefs

  • Japanese Culture: The Shinto Myth

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    There are many different versions of Japanese myth, I am most interested in the Shinto mythology side of the Japanese culture and how it has affected the growth and development of the world to date. The author of the translated version of the Kojiki, Donald L Philippi born in Los Angeles, Philippi studied at the University of Southern California before going to Japan in 1957 on a Fulbright scholarship to study at the Kokugakuin University. In Japan he became an expert in classical Japanese and Ainu

  • Shinto Influence On American Culture

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    idea of another religion being openly accepted may have seemed obscure to this secluded community, as the interest was tremendous. The main religion of Japan was Shinto, “Shinto is an optimistic faith, as humans are thought to be fundamentally good, and evil is believed to be caused by evil spirits. Consequently, the purpose of most Shinto rituals is to keep away evil spirits by purification, prayers and offerings to the kami.” (BBC). Christianity had a major effect on Japan, as many people saw it

  • Shinto And China's Influence On Japanese Culture

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    deep cultural ties, notorious for adopting cultures though the environment around them. Historically Japan has accepted new ideals from nature to its neighboring countries. Japan 's alluring landscape has constantly influenced Japanese lifestyle. Shinto, Japan’s original religion was born from nature around them. Japan’s big brother China, has contributed the most to the ever-evolving Japanese culture. Buddhism, architecture, philosophy, law and more were all directly influenced by China. Japan’s

  • How Did Shinto Influence Japanese Culture

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    The Jomon people began farming food crop in Japan. The new Asian migrant brought rice into Japan. Japan was ruled by warrior aristocracy and each aristocratic clan controlled its own territory. Shinto emerged as the religion in early Japan. They practiced their ritual in beautiful natural places. Shinto served as a unified force in Japanese history. During The Nara Period, the importation of Chinese

  • What Role Does Shinto Play In Japanese Culture

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    Intro Shinto is the formal religion of the state of japan it roots back six hundred years before Christ, it also called the way of the kami because it revolves around the main belief of Kami. Shintoism has no known leader or establisher, so it has no formal sacred text and no official codification of belief. As said before the main belief in Shinto is the belief in Kami which translate to God, divine being or also spiritual essence. One of the main differences between Shintoism and western religions

  • Religion In Shintoism

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    impact in the daily life of Japan. Shinto is a complex and compact religion that has devout and very spiritual followers. There are over 3 million followers of Shintoism, all mostly living in Japan (B.A. Robinson 2013, Shinto, an ancient Japanese religion). The art of Shintoism focuses on the natural beauties of the world, for example flowers and mountains are usually involved in most Shinto art. The architecture of Shinto is most recognized through the shrines. Shinto shrines are always made of wood