Basic Terms of Shinto 神道基本用語集

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Text A world also called iyamau in ancient Japanese. Iya means actions showing respect, etiquette or ceremonial behavior. Originally, iyamau meant to show respect by appropriate formal behavior, but today it means also to hold a mental attitude of respect. It is an attitude toward the gods, nobles, superiors, or superior personalities, and also a necessary attitude or state of mind when dealing on an equal basis with friends and relatives. As a result, the concept is closely related to the Shinto view of man (hito).