Encyclopedia of Shinto

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  • 1. General Introduction
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1 Shinto and Shugendō Shugendō is one of Japan's folk religions, based on primitive mountain worship and formed under the influence of Buddhism, Daoism, Onmyōdō, and other religions. The name shugen is derived from the term genriki , which refers to special powers acquired as the result of religious pra...
2 § The History of Shrines Jinja (shrine) is the comprehensive term for buildings and facilities constructed for the worship of kami . Shrines may also be called yashiro , miya , mori , and hokora . Shrine Composition Shrines may include the following structures: honden or sanctuary where the kami are enshrin...