Sectarian Shinto

Topics: Shinto, Shinto shrine, Japanese mythology Pages: 4 (301 words) Published: January 13, 2015
Shinto
By: Shania Tungate

What is Shinto?
• Ritual and religious matters of the

shrines
• Focus on the human life cycle and

milestone

Quick Facts
Formed
Origin

• Shinto means The way of the Gods

Followers

• Shinto was divided into two classes

Deity

• Sectarian Shinto
• Shinto of the national faith of the

Japanese or the State Shinto Religion

500 BCE
Japan
3,000,000
Polytheistic

Sacred Texts

The Kojiki and
the Nihongi

Headquarters

None

Who found Shinto?
• Has no founders
• Was created by the Yamato Clan, for their bid to assume ruler ship of

Japan

• Is little of Buddhism and Chinese culture
• Japan had other ideas than the Buddhism
• Japan separated the religion and politics after WWII and was separated

from Buddhism

Shinto Text
• Nihonshoki (Chronicle of Japan)
• Kojiki (Record of Ancient

Matters)
• Were written to legitimate the

rule of the Yamato clan as
descendants of the gods

Where it originated?
• It origin is in Japan

How many are still practicing?

Shinto Gods
• Has 33 Gods
• Most important Goddess is Amaterasu
• Goddess of sun

Shinto Shrines
1. Torii
2. Komainu
3. Purification Trough
4. Main and Offering hall
5.

Stage

6. Emma
7. Omikuji
8. Shimenawa

Stages of Worship
1. Torii
2. Stone stairs
3. Sandō
4. Chōzuya or temizuya
5. Tōrō
6. Kagura-den
7. Shamusho
8. Ema
9. Sessha/massha
10. Komainu
11. Haiden
12. Tamagaki
13. Honden

One of the prayers

Credits
• http://www.patheos.com/Library/Shinto.html
• http://www.japan-guide.com/e/e2056.html
• http://www.patheos.com/Library/Shinto/Beliefs/Suffering-and-the-Problem-of-Evil.html • http://www.bbc.co.uk/religion/religions/shinto/
• http://www.sacred-texts.com/shi/
• http://www.religioustolerance.org/shinto.htm
• http://www.religious-symbols.net/shinto-symbols.html
• http://www.deepkyoto.com/?p=7267
• http://cla.calpoly.edu/~bmori/syll/Hum310japan/Shinto.html •...
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