Basic Terms of Shinto 神道基本用語集
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|Bureau of Shrine Affairs. The government bureau under the Ministry of Home Affairs (Naimushô) which, until 1940, dealt with the administration of shrines and the Shinto priesthood. After the abolition of the Kyôbushô (Ministry of Religious Education) in 1877, Shinto affairs were administered by the Shajikyoku, a Naimushô bureau that dealt with both Shinto and Buddhist affairs. In April of 1900, the Shajikyoku was replaced by two new bureaus, the Jinjakyoku for Shinto affairs and another bureau for all other religions. Later, when the Naimushô was reorganized, the Jinjakyoku became the highest ranked of the five Ministry bureaus.