Basic Terms of Shinto 神道基本用語集

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Yamazaki Ansai
Text Yamazaki Ansai (1618-1682). Neo-Confucian scholar and founder of Suika Shintô. Yamazaki venerated in particular the portion of the Nihon shoki describing the age of the gods and the norito called the Nakatomi no ôbarae no kotoba (see Ôbarae no kotoba). Yamazaki maintained that tsutsushimi (propriety) was the fundamental principle of Shinto morality. He was said to have over 6000 followers throughout the country.