Basic Terms of Shinto 神道基本用語集

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Text The actual world inhabited by living human beings. The manifest world in contrast to the hidden world (kakuriyo), heaven (Takama no Hara), the eternal land (tokoyo,) and the land of the dead (Yomi). Although utsushiyo is considered to have been originally imperfect in comparison with takama no hara, it conforms to the will of Amaterasu Ômikami, and has been purified and consecrated for the worship of the gods. This reflects the basically optimistic Shinto world view.