Shinto the Kami Way
"An excellently rounded introduction by an eminent Shinto scholar."—Library Journal
Shinto, the indigenous faith of the Japanese people, continues to fascinate and mystify both the casual visitor to Japan and the long-time resident. This introduction unveils Shinto's spiritual characteristics and discusses the architecture and function of Shinto shrines. Further examination of Shinto's lively festivals, worship, music, and sacred regalia illustrates Shinto's influence on all levels of Japanese life.
Fifteen photographs, numerous drawings and Dr. Ono's text introduce the reader to two millenia of indigenous Japanese belief in the Kami—the sacred spirits worshipped in Shinto—and in communal life, the way of the Kami.
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Review: Shinto the Kami WayUser Review - Mdm Yoi - Goodreads
A very basic info on A to Z of what have I experienced in Nikko and somewhere other in Japan, recently. It was just, I am regret the book was not there on that time. But now I knew and can relate much ... Read full review
Review: Shinto the Kami WayUser Review - Dominick John - Goodreads
Good read; great explanation on a religion not well know outside of Japan Read full review
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