Basic Terms of Shinto 神道基本用語集

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Shintô kaiga
Text Artistic representations of deities are made, not only in sculpture, but also in painting. Under Buddhist influence, mandala-type paintings appeared early, and there are many excellent examples still extant, such as the Kasuga mandala. Portraits of the deity Tenjin (i. e., Sugawara Michizane) were made in large numbers as objects of worship. Religious paintings are of many types, including deities represented as men, women, and children, as old men, and as Buddhist priests, and excellent examples are preserved in large numbers in the shrines.