Basic Terms of Shinto 神道基本用語集

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Tsûzoku Shintô
Text Popular Shinto, a form of Shinto movement which spread among the populace in the eighteenth century, and involved practical religious and ethical education. At the same time kokugaku (National Learning) scholars were reviving an academic form of Shinto focused on the classics, popular Shinto teachers were performing teaching and proselytization activities among the common people, usually basing their teachings on Shinto mixed liberally with Buddhist and Confucian elements. This kind of popular Shinto can be seen, for example, in the movement called Shingaku. See also Kyôha Shintô.