Basic Terms of Shinto 神道基本用語集

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Text Eternal Land, generally conceived as lying across the ocean. Legendary accounts describe tokoyo no kuni as a world blessed with boundless wealth, pleasure, and peace. Those who came from tokoyo no kuni to visit this world were thought to impart special blessings. Seems to have originally been a religious concept of a dwelling place for purified souls of the dead, but the word was also used to refer to actual foreign countries.