Encyclopedia of Shinto
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A set expression composed of two Sino-Japanese compounds keishin and sūso. As one of Shintō's basic concepts, the phrase means to revere and honor kami and to respect and honor one's own ancestors. At its root, this unified notion of keishi sūso is the ancient Japanese religious consciousness that a person's life is indestructible, and that it continues by means of ritual performance, eventually becoming worshipped as a guardian kami for its descendants and household. National Learning (kokugaku) scholars in particular emphasized the concept in the mid-nineteenth century, and it was popularized during the Meiji era. It is also put to use in Keishin seikatsu no kōryō, a standardized doctrinal document developed by the Association of Shintō Shrines (jinja honchō) in 1956.
— Fukui Yoshihiko