Basic Terms of Shinto 神道基本用語集

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Text A government office established in 1940 within the Ministry of Home Affairs (Naimushô) as an expansion of the Ministry's Bureau for Shrine Affairs (Jinjakyoku). Its purpose was to increase the prestige of Shinto worship and to promote Shinto education among the people. Until its abolition at the end of the second world war, it was the core of shrine administration and held the leading position in the Shinto world.