Basic Terms of Shinto 神道基本用語集

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Shinbutsu bunri
Text The separation of Shinto and Buddhism. The Meiji Restoration of 1868 was accompanied by a movement in the Shinto world to restore the purity of everything Japanese. On March 28, 1868, the government issued an order to abolish the previous custom of amalgamating Shinto and Buddhism (shinbutsu shûgô). As a result of this order, it was forbidden for Shinto gods to be called bosatsu (bodhisattva), for Buddhist scriptures to be read before the Shinto deities, for Buddhist priests to participate in Shinto worship services, or for shrines to have Buddhist paraphernalia within their precincts.