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[mass noun] A Japanese religion dating from the early 8th century and incorporating the worship of ancestors and nature spirits and a belief in sacred power (kami) in both animate and inanimate things. It was the state religion of Japan until 1945.See also Amaterasu
- ‘A dominant element of Shinto is the role and appeasement of the spirits of the dead, of the ancestors.’
- ‘Now, if religions were cars, Shinto would be a wheelbarrow.’
- ‘Many Shinto beliefs were incorporated into Japanese Buddhist practices after its introduction in the 6th century.’
- ‘The kami can be likened to nature spirits, and Shinto shrines are usually found in areas of natural beauty.’
- ‘The Shinto shrine honors convicted Japanese war criminals along with the war dead.’
- ‘It was replaced by the older form, shrine Shinto, the worship of kami in shrines or sanctuaries, tended by priests.’
- ‘Soka Gakkai leaders had been oppressed during World War II, when Shinto was Japan's dominant religion.’
- ‘It is in this sense that Shinto and Sikhism can be considered to be ethnic religions.’
- ‘Striking an accord between modern science and ancient Shinto beliefs is the great path that is our goal.’
- ‘Buddhism and Shinto are built into life here most noticeably at times of death/marriage and certain national holidays.’
- ‘Sumo is considered sacred to the Shinto religion and wrestlers are seen as the embodiment of strength, endurance and honesty.’
- ‘It does not follow a particular religion, but it certainly embraces aspects of Shinto and Zen Buddhism.’
- ‘His status as a living, walking deity was even a fundamental part of the state religion, Shinto, of which he was the head.’
- ‘There are countless other Buddhist and Shinto shrines and temples in Japan.’
- ‘For example, the ancient department of Shinto rites was re-established, giving Shinto much of its structure and identity as a religion.’
- ‘Mount Fuji is the most beloved symbol of Japan and sacred to both Buddhist and Shinto adherents.’
- ‘The mythic basis of Shinto is the belief in kami.’
- ‘The native Shinto worship, too, is becoming increasingly popular.’
- ‘Similarly I didn't take offence when I lived in Japan and received cards which were Shinto or Buddhist in theme.’
- ‘This is particularly true in Japan where religions such as Shinto and Buddhism believe that all things in nature have a spirit and soul.’
Japanese, from Chinese shéndào way of the gods.
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