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History of Shintoism - Chapter Summary
In these lessons on the history of Shintoism, you can review why it ended as a Japanese state religion after World War II. You can also gain a better understanding of why every Japanese community contains a Shinto shrine. By the end of the chapter, you should be positioned to:
- Discuss the origin of Shintoism
- Explain how Shintoism influenced Buddhism
- Recall the tenets of Shinto
- Describe the role of Shinto in Japanese life
- Communicate the purpose of Shinto shrines
These lessons are easy to comprehend, which enables you to fully understand the history of Shintoism. If you have a question about a particular topic, you can submit it to our experts. There's also a brief quiz for each lesson to make sure you understand the concepts covered. You can print the quiz and use it as an offline study worksheet.
1. Shinto Religion: Definition & Gods
There are a few major religions that define life in East Asia. In this lesson, we're going to explore the indigenous Japanese religion of Shinto and examine its tenets and role in Japanese life.
2. What is a Shinto Shrine? - Definition & History
Shinto shrines are sacred places erected as an invitation to a ''kami'', or elemental spirit, to come and dwell there. Every community in Japan contains a Shinto shrine, embodying a culture of regular worship and devotion to natural forces.
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