A Popular Dictionary of Shinto (Popular Dictionaries of by Brian Bocking

By Brian Bocking

This dictionary is a complete thesaurus and reference paintings with greater than 1000 entries on Shinto, starting from short definitions of jap phrases to brief essays facing points of Shinto perform, ideals, and associations from early occasions to the current. Shinto regards itself because the historic indigenous culture of Japan, but it has passed through amazing ameliorations, even within the final century. The dictionary explains phrases in relation to such issues as gala's, shrines, rituals, kami, Shinto-related non secular events, major occasions, and key figures within the improvement of Shinto. detailed beneficial properties of the e-book are its transparent and concise motives of Shinto phrases, its complete assurance of the size of Shinto, and a religious-studies method of the topic that bargains objectively and empathetically with Shinto rules and practices.

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Fuku o yobu jisha jiten ‘Dictionary of shrines and temples that summon good fortune’. A publication by the Kōdansha company, and representative of numerous contemporary book, newspaper and magazine guides to the riyaku specialities of religious institutions. The dictionary is divided into categories such as educational success (gōkaku), road safety (kōtsū anzen), health, business prospects, fertility and so forth, listing shrines and temples to visit by region. Reflecting the near-100% literacy rate in Japan and the need for shrines to bring their specialities to the attention of potential vistors, most larger shrines also offer printed guides for those wishing to know more about the history, mythology and special characteristics of the site, as well as advertising in magazines, railway timetables and other appropriate media.

Hie jinja Hie shrine(s). There are numerous Hie jinja throughout Japan, branch shrines of what is now called the Hie taisha on Mt. Hiei outside the old capital Kyōto, which enshrines sannō. Aspects of the Hie jinja in Tōkyō which is regarded as the protector shrine of the current imperial palace are described under sannō matsuri. Hie taisha The main Hie shrine on Mt. Hiei, Shiga prefecture. See sannō. Hikiyama matsuri Hikiyama festival, held at the Nagahama-hachimangū jinja, Shiga, April 13–16th.

The procedures for the institution of the saigū). It was completed in 927 and promulgated forty years later. The Engishiki preserves the text of 27 ancient norito or ritual prayers used in court ceremonial and it refers to 3,132 officially recognised shrines, later proudly referred to as shiki-nai-sha. The Engi-shiki ritual calendar (see nenchū gyōji) was followed in reduced form in the Tokugawa era and replaced in the Meiji period by a different framework of thirteen imperial rites celebrated as national Shintō holidays.

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