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Lecture - Shinto

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Western University
Religious Studies
Religious Studies 1023E
Mahdi Tourage

Shinto Japan y No text in Japan until Chinese and Buddhist monks arrived 550 CE o Brought not just Buddhism written texts Tao Te Ching ChungTzu Analects of Confucius Menciuso Earliest references made by Han Dynasty o No written language before written looks like Chinese but does not resemble it at all when spoken o Heavily influenced by the Chinese y Said NipponNihon in Japanese o Means sourceland of the sun o Took 2 Chinese characters for source and sun said jippen in Chinese thy Only ever been one royal family in Japan since 6 century CE o Long time the emperor was just a figure head many different defacto rulers over the years y Kamkura PeriodSamurai ruling Japan military dictatorship y 11851868 Emperor had next to no powerShinto y Indigenous religion of Japan o Buddhism Confucianism and Taoism all from China o Influ
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