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The reform in the dress of priests, the elimination of Buddhist images as objects
of Shinto worship, the elimination of the Buddhist title Bodhisattva from the names
of Shinto deities, the prohibition of the performing of Buddhist funeral rites by ...
ing Buddhist and Shinto practices together was not easily abandoned. Most
Shinto shrines still had the appearance of being mere annexes to Buddhist
temples, and there was a strong inclination for good families in the region to
gion and it overlaps with folk religion but much of folk religion does not readily fit
into the framework of the Shinto religion as defined by scholars and officials. For
centuries Shinto was dominated by syncretic sects such as Dual Shinto that ...
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I generally do not like sad novels, but this is one of the most wonderful books I have ever read, even though its hero dies insane with despair over the betrayal of his life's work. It is an ... Read full review