Basic Terms of Shinto 神道基本用語集

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Text Mourning. It is customary to refrain from leaving home during a certain period of mourning for the deceased. This period and its rites are called kibuku, bukki, or buku. The words kibuku and bukki have the same meaning; the order of the characters is simply reversed. Buku means mourning clothes and, by extension, mourning. Mourning is performed for a lord or relative. The length of the mourning period depends on the relationship and on the historical period. Shinto practices have been influenced by Chinese burial customs.