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Shinto : the Kami way

Author: Sokyo Ono; William P Woodard; Sadao Sakamoto
Publisher: New York : Tuttle Pub., 2011.
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Ono, Sokyo.
Shinto the Kami Way.
New York : Tuttle Publishing, ©2011
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Sokyo Ono; William P Woodard; Sadao Sakamoto
ISBN: 9781462900831 1462900836 1283286351 9781283286350
OCLC Number: 754582284
Description: 1 online resource (141 pages)
Contents: Foreword; preface; 1: the kami way; 2: shrines; 3: worship and festivals; 4: political and social characteristics; 5: some spiritual characteristics; index.
Responsibility: by Sokyo Ono in collaboration with William P. Woodard ; sketches by Sadao Sakamoto.

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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.

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