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 - Nimue Brown - Goodreads
My only prior sense of Shinto came from watching Miyazaki films, realising this is a creator who is drawing on a tradition, and that I want to know more about the tradition. This book was purchased on ... Read full review
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