Shinto Shrine In Japanese Culture

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Shinto Shrine, the Witness of Japanese Religion, Culture and Art Japan is very famous for both its traditional culture and its modern culture. Talking about traditional Japanese culture, shrine is one of the things that people would think of the most; and talking about modern Japanese culture, people would usually think about anime, games, etc. but even in these modern culture, there is still a high rate that shrine would exist. When people walk in Japan, they could find a lot of shrines. The size of shrine could be very different from those big ones that could fit thousands of visitors, which are usually famous, even around the world, to those small ones that standing on the side of the road. What is Shinto Shrine? Shinto Shrine in Japanese …show more content…
Final Fantasy is a game series that is very popular around the world, and in this game, there are a lot of religious implications in character, storyline, or the magic the character use, and Shinto is one of the religions they used in the game. “After defeating Sephiroth, the player’s reward consists of a full-motion video clip featuring a very Shinto-like ending. In Shinto, nature – the planet, the environment – is sacred. In the game, civilization has industrialized, making daily life a lot more convenient for human beings, but the power plants on which civilization relies need to suck energy out of the earth, which slowly transforms the earth into a barren wasteland. Because ‘the human race fails to preserve this beauty [the beauty and sacristy of the planet]…[it] must be stopped’”, also, “Shinto shares Wicca’s belief in magic. The Japanese often visit Shinto shrines just to buy the various charms they sell there – the standard good-luck charm, a charm for good grades, a charm for safety while traveling. One can see these Shinto influences in the series. In Final Fantasy III, VII and IX, charms or accessories play a significant role in the abilities and strengths of the characters in battle, and this is not to mention that every Final Fantasy features magic in some form or the other”(Ong). Since Shinto is an important part of culture of Japan, putting it in game would make players feel more familiar, also, to those people who play the game who doesn’t know about Shinto, it’s also a great way to introduce this Japanese culture to them. It could raise interest for people to learn about it. Shinto makes these modern cultures more interesting, and these modern cultures could introduce Shinto to more

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