Basic Terms of Shinto 神道基本用語集

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Text Human kami. Of the numerous kami worshiped in Shinto, many are the spirits of human beings worshiped as kami. For example, the spirit of Sugawara Michizane is worshiped as Tenjin, the spirit of Tokugawa Ieyasu is worshiped as Tôshôgu, and the spirits of the war dead are worshiped as gods at Yasukuni Jinja. It should be noted that it is not the individual but rather that person's spirit (tama) that is revered and worshiped as a kami.