Encyclopedia of Shinto

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カテゴリー1: 4. Jinja (Shrines)
カテゴリー2: Shrine Architecture
Naijin, Gejin
The term naijin refers to the innermost sanctum of a shrine's main sanctuary (honden), the place where the divine symbol (shintai or mitamashiro) that represents the presence of the kami is enshrined. In turn, the gejin or "nave" comprises its outer part. The two areas are normally separated by doors, levels, room shape, or pillars. When a shrine's honden is divided into three sections, however, the three divisions are referred to as the nai-naijin (sanctum sanctorum), the naijin, and the gejin, or else as the naijin, chūjin (middle division), and gejin. When the honden is small and composed of a single room, the entirety of the space is called the naijin. The terms are of Buddhist origin and correspond to the divisions of a Buddhist temple, in which the naijin refers to the inner part of the building that holds the central image, gejin (or reidō) refers to the other areas.
— Inoue Nobutaka

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