Summary of Shinto

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Department
Religion
Course
RLGA01H3
Professor
Henry Shiu
Semester
Fall

Description
Japanese Traditions Shintoism Shintoism as a religion has no known founder, but its mysterious date backs to the ancient people of Japan. These people of Japan lived CLOSE TO NATURE. Shinto reflects that reality in its worship of the spirit. it has a vast number of deties many of which are specific to local communities. The sun goddess Amaterasu has been promoted as the supreme deity since the late 1800s It emphasizes the harmony with nature, sincerity and ritual purity. The spirits called kami are worshipped which includes the spirits of Departed family members Distant ancestors from the same clan Great leaders Kami can be found in flowing water, rain, mountains, clouds, fire, earth and the wind, and also some animals. Izanagi and his wife Izanami Can be seen in their creation of the islands and the primary elements of phenomenal world. Izanami gives birth
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