Shinto sentence example
This is possibly because, as a Shinto nation, the Japanese still implicitly keep goblins and house spirits with them.
Roads constructed for the benefit of Shinto shrines, Buddhist temples, or to facilitate the cultivation of rice-fields and arable land.
Unless you are into shinto, you will have great difficulty understading all of the symbolism etc. in a sumo tournament.
Here you can do anything from koi fish to Japanese Buddhist and Shinto imagery.
This Japanese demon is the companion to the Shinto god of thunder.Advertisement
Expanses of white gravel are seen in other types of spaces in Japanese landscape design, such as entrances to palaces; in the Shinto tradition it symbolizes purified space.
The Japanese torii is the word for the traditional gateway commonly found at Shinto shrine entrances.
The oldest form of dance, "kagura" was performed by Shinto shamans and is still practiced today at their shrines, even though it dates back to before the 6th century.
Bugaku spread beyond the court during the 8th century and began to be performed at the Shinto temples alongside kagura as a traditional Buddhist ceremonial dance.
In Japan of the 12th century, samurai warriors were well versed in the arts, and might easily have used origami during the course of Shinto worship or as a form of artistic expression.Advertisement
Shinto noblemen also used a form of origami.
There are several Buddhist temples adorned with dragon motifs, and dragons also decorate Shinto shrines.
Shinto believers may prefer symbols of that religion.
This causes the Shinto god to send a bolt of lightning at him to wake him up, injuring the human he is sleeping with.
Buddhist and Shinto temples are numerous.Advertisement
They are designated by the same name, shin; and they are in The Japanese name is tsuchi, " heaven and earth," a translation of the Chinese ten-chi, Aston, Shinto (1 9 o 5), p. 35.
By this device Japanese conservatism was effectually conciliated, and Buddhism became in fact the creed of the nation, its positive and practical precepts entirely eclipsing the agnostic intuitionahism of Shinto.
But although the use of the potters wheel had long been understood, the objects produced were simple utensils tc contain offerings of rice, fruit and fish at the austere ceremonials of the Shinto faith, jars for storing seeds, and vessels for commor domestic use.
Hirata answered by anticipation the modern reproach against Shinto, founded on the absence of any definite morality connected with it, by laying down the simple rule, " Act so that you need not be ashamed before the Kami of the unseen."
Much more memorable, however, was a library formed by Iyeyasus grandson the feudal chief of Mito (1662I 700), who not only collected a vast quantity of books hitherto scattered among Shinto and Buddhist monasteries and private houses, but also employed a number of scholars to compile a history unprecedented in magnitude, the Dai-Nihon-shi.Advertisement
Originally designed as a perch for fowls which sang to the deities at daybreak, this toni subsequently came to be erroneously regarded as a gateway characteristic of the ShintO shrine.
The latters magnum opus, Kojikiden (Exposition of the Record of Ancient Matters), declared by Chamberlain to be perhaps the most admirable work of which Japanese erudition can boast, consists of 44 large volumes, devoted to elucidating the Kojiki and resuscitating the ShintO cult as it existed in the earliest days.
The latter were often little more than historical novels founded on facts; and the former, though nominally intended to engraft the doctrines of Buddhism and Shinto upon the philosophy of China, were really of rationalistic tendency.