Basic Terms of Shinto 神道基本用語集
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|A portrayal in sculpture or painting of a deity or deities. Shinto iconography developed under the influence of Buddhism. Once created, the icon is believed to become the dwelling place for the spirit of the deity. Famous examples of early shinzô include the wooden statues of the male and females deities at Matsunoo Taisha in Kyoto.