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Shinto (神道, Shintō) or kami-no-michi (among other names) is the traditional religion of Japan .... The current successor to the imperial organization system, the Association of Shinto Shrines, oversees about 80,000 shrines nationwide. ...... The number of Japanese citizens identifying their religious beliefs as Shinto has  ...

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Sep 17, 2009 ... Religion and politics; State Shinto; Directive for the ... These beliefs set the political and military course of Japan until 1946. ... appropriated for the use, benefit or maintenance of any religious institution or association, or for any ...

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Shinto refers to diverse and localized religious beliefs, ritual practices, and ... as is all of Japanese society, by the impact of technological and economic change.

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Ancient Japanese elevated this fascination with nature into what was later called Shinto, the Way of the Gods. This belief system that imbued every mountain, ...

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According to Shinto faith, a human spirit is believed to remain forever like the spirit of kami (deity). The places where the spirit dwells are often mentioned as the ...

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JINJA HONCHO - Association of Shinto Shrines. ... They transmit the spirituality of ancient ancestors to their ascendants; accordingly mythology ... This mountain faith prepared not only the way to preservation of mountain forests, but also the ...

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Youth in the village used to join the local young men's association on this day. ... and were based on the old belief that spoken words had spiritual potency. 6.

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Apr 16, 2018 ... About Shinto, Japan's native religion. ... Jinja Honcho. Official website of the Association of Shinto Shrines. Gods of Japan. Introduction of ...

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A short introduction to Shinto, Japan's native belief system. ... Expressions of Shinto beliefs toward nature include the recognition of a divine spirit (kami) in ...