A New History of Shinto
This accessible guide to the development of Japan’s indigenous religion from ancient times to the present day offers an illuminating introduction to the myths, sites and rituals of kami worship, and their role in Shinto’s enduring religious identity.
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Aizawa Amaterasu Ame-no-Uzume amulets ancestor ancient became buddhas Buddhist century ceremonies Chapter chief priest complex Council of Kami court daijo¯sai daijo¯sai rite dance deities descendants Dharma divine early modern emperor Enryakuji enshrined festival Hachio¯ji hafuri Hagiyama heaven heavenly Hie Shrines Hie’s Hiyoshi Ieyasu’s imperial Ise Shrines Japan Japanese jingi cult jinin Jinja shinpo Juge kagura kami Kami Affairs kami myth Kamo Kanetomo kinensai Kojiki kunin Kyoto Lake Biwa land lineages meaning medieval Meiji Jingu mikoshi Miwa modern Japan Motoori Mount Hiei Nihon shoki Ninigi Ninomiya Nishikawa O¯miya O¯tsu O¯yamakui offerings origin Orikuchi Orikuchi Shinobu palace pavilions performed period Prefecture realm religion religious rice ritual rock-cave myth sacred Saicho Saijo¯sho Sakamoto Sanno Shiga Shiga Prefecture Shigekuni shinbun Shinto Sho¯genji shogun shrine priests sokui spirit sun-goddess Taisha Tajikarawo Takami-musubi tale Tamayori-hime Teeuwen temple Tendai Tendai monks Tenmu tion Tokugawa worship Yamato Yanagita Yasukuni Yoshida