Basic Terms of Shinto 神道基本用語集
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|A mountain worshiped as the sacred dwelling place of a deity or deities. Kanasana Jinja in Saitama Prefecture, Suwa Jinja in Nagano Prefecture, and ômiwa Jinja in Nara Prefecture all have a mountain as their shintai and thus lack a main shrine building (shinden). Many folk beliefs hold that ancestral spirits and agricultural deities descend from certain sacred mountains on the occasion of festivals.