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femaledeity of the sun, born from the eye of the primordial deity Izanagi followinghis purification; enshrined at Ise as the patron deity of the imperial family the


the way of the warrior; an ethical code that combineda Confucian-style emphasis on loyalty with the discipline of Zen


religion of the heavenly way; 20th centuryreligious movement based on 19th century Confucian movement;Confucian in origin but incorporates elements of Korean nationalism, Taoism,Buddhism, and Christianity to a lesser degree; places emphasis on personalcultivation, worldly social welfare, and rejects any notion of afterlife


thespirits that animate all living things, natural phenomena, and natural forces.Shinto shrines were built to accommodate their presence during rituals


shrine maiden or a supplementary priestess; understoodto bean institutionalized role in daily shrine life, trained to perform tasksranging from sacred cleansing to performing a sacred dance


usuallya woman who is to act as intermediary between a spirit entity, spirits or gods,and humans


anancient text commissioned to present a more positive and systematic account ofthe Yamato clan’s rise to power than the one set out in the earlier Kojiki

Ryobu Shinto

thesyncretic school that combined Shinto with the teachings of the Shingon sect ofBuddhism


flowering evergreen tree


a popular term for the warrior, who served regionalwarlords in various capacities; samurai made up the top 5% of society duringthe Edo period

Sect Shinto

autonomous organizations authorized between 1868 and 1945–i.e. Meiji to end of the Second World War


thesupreme military commander of Japan, appointed by the emperor and effectivelyruling in his name)

Shrine Shinto

a structure whose main purpose is to house one or moreShinto kami


highly syncretic Buddhist religion or sect andmystical-spiritual tradition which originated in pre-Feudal Japan, in whichenlightenment is equated with attaining oneness with the kami


: Religion of divine Wisdom; largestand most successful of the Shinto sects; goal is a happy life free from diseaseand suffering

Unification Church

newreligious movement founded in South Korea beliefs are based on the Bible andare explained in the church’s textbook, Divine Principle