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amaterasu
sun goddess, created via purification of izanagi
izanagi
he who invites, kami, creator of Japan, went down to land of dead to save izanami, but couldn't; had to be purified
izanami
she who invites, mother earth, body decay in never world, shut door on izanagi
kami
gods, natural/supernatural, present everywhere - in everything beautiful, good, uppermost, pure
hara-kiri
ritual suicide if warrior failed bushido (code of honor)
torii
gate to shrine, mark of presence of kami
jimmu
first human emperor, grandson of ni-gi-ni, grandson of amaterasu
bushido
warrior code of honor - loyalty, gratitude, courage, justice
kami-dana
"spirit shelf" in homes
shogun
military ruler, 13th-16th century, rulers of clans
tenrikyo
sect, honors Miki Nakayama, kami of Divine reason
sectarian shinto
6 traditional sects, 3 mountain worship sects, 5 revelation experience sects
state shinto
used to unify Japan, identified with government, citizens must participate to show loyalty, systematic cultivation of patriotic feelings, underlying unity of "indigenous purity"
new religions
charismatic leaders, syncretic, appear during crises, appeal mostly to lower classes