By Brian Bocking
This dictionary is a accomplished word list and reference paintings with greater than one thousand entries on Shinto, starting from short definitions of eastern phrases to brief essays facing elements of Shinto perform, ideals, and associations from early instances to the current. Shinto regards itself because the old indigenous culture of Japan, but it has undergone striking modifications, even within the final century. The dictionary explains phrases with regards to such concerns as gala's, shrines, rituals, kami, Shinto-related non secular events, major occasions, and key figures within the improvement of Shinto. particular positive factors of the booklet are its transparent and concise factors of Shinto phrases, its entire assurance of the size of Shinto, and a religious-studies method of the topic that bargains objectively and empathetically with Shinto rules and practices.
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Gōhan is also read kowameshi and means rice cooked with red beans. Go-hei A wooden stick or staff with sacred paper strips (also termed gohei or nusa) attached. It is held by the priest to indicate the presence of the kami. See heihaku. A kinpei is a ‘golden’ gohei. Goi, Masahisa See Byakkō Shinkōkai. Gōkaku Educational success. One of the riyaku (benefits) most likely to be offered by temples and shrines and petitioned for by pre-university students in contemporary Japan, where employability and life prospects are, and are firmly believed to be, closely linked to academic achievement at school.
One of about 25 new shrines constructed since the Meiji restoration to revere figures of national or patriotic significance. 781–806) who founded Kyōto by moving the capital there 1100 years earlier. It was extensively rebuilt in 1940 to accommodate also the spirit of the last pre-Meiji emperor based in Kyōto, Emperor Kōmei (1844–1865). The shrine building is a replica of the Daigoku-den, the Council Hall in the Heian period Imperial Palace. See Jidai-matsuri. Heiden Hall of offerings. A shrine building or equivalent space, normally part of the hongū, where rites of offerings and prayers are carried out by priests rather than ordinary devotees.
Early in the Heian period the Iwashimizu Hachimangū was established to the south-west of Kyōto as a bunsha of Usa for the imperial family to revere its ancestral kami. The Minamoto clan regarded Hachiman as their clan deity and the first shōgun Minamoto, Yoritomo, founded the Tsurugaoka Hachiman shrine when he moved the capital to Kamakura. Hachiman is linked with Kasuga and Amaterasu in the sanja takusen oracles. Hachiman can be found iconographically represented both as a male deity of war and as a Buddhist priest.