Basic Terms of Shinto 神道基本用語集

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Text Rough god. Commonly believed to be the god of the hearth, but also identified in certain areas with jigami and yama no kami and enshrined out of doors. Also believed by some to be a demonic god or spirit of Japanese antiquity seeking revenge. During the middle ages, constant attempts were made to subdue kôjin deities with Taoist rites.