Japan and Shinto Shrines

Shintō is the indigenous religious beliefs and practices of Japan. The word Shintō, which literally means “the way of kami” (generally sacred or divine power, specifically the various gods or deities), came into use to distinguish indigenous Japanese beliefs from Buddhism, which had been introduced into Japan in the 6th century CE. Shintō has no founder, no official sacred scriptures in the strict sense, and no fixed dogmas, but it has preserved its guiding beliefs throughout the ages. Shinto is so much part of the life of a Japanese that many do not even realize that they have a religion.

Fushimi Inari Taisha Shrine
Ise Grand Shrine

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