Basic Terms of Shinto 神道基本用語集

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Chinju no kami
Text A tutelary god protecting a specific geographical area. Confused in some areas with ujigami or ubusuna no kami. A person who settles or builds in a certain place either performs a jichinsai, a celebration in honor of the spirit already dwelling in the place, or invites a deity from elsewhere to dwell in and protect the location. Chinju no kami are found in imperial residences, large mansions, Buddhist temples, and in the territories and castles of aristocratic families, and have come gradually to be worshipped as ujigami or ubusuna no kami. See also yashikigami.