Why did the Shinto religion start?
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I have heard around the time of Christ, possibly a bit earlier. Answer2:SHINTO is predominantly a Japanese religion. According tothe Nihon Shukyo Jiten (Encyclopedia of Japanese Religions), "Theformation of Shintoism is almost identical with the Japanese ethnicculture, and it is a religious culture …that was never practicedapart from this ethnic society." Although Shinto claims amembership of over 91,000,000 in Japan, which amounts to aboutthree quarters of its population, a survey reveals that only2,000,000 people, or 3 percent of the adult population, reallyprofess to believe in Shinto. However, Sugata Masaaki, a researcheron Shinto, says: "Shinto is so inextricably woven into the fabricof Japanese daily life that people are barely aware of itsexistence. To the Japanese it is less a religion than anunobtrusive environmental fixture, like the air they breathe." Eventhose who claim to be apathetic to religion will buy Shinto trafficsafety amulets, have their weddings according to Shinto tradition,and pour their money into annual Shinto festival. The designation"Shinto" sprang up in the eigth century C.E. to distinguish thelocal religiom from Buddhism, which was being introduced intoJapan. "Of course, the Religion of the Japanese '...existed beforethe introduction of Buddish," explains Sachiya Hiro, a researcherof Japanese religions, "but it was a subconscious religion,consisting of customs and ''mores.' With the introduction ofbuddishm, however, people became aware of the fact that those moresconstituted a Japanese religion, different from Buddhism, which wasa foreign religion." It is difficult to pinpoint a date when the original Shinto, or"Religion of the Japanese," emerged. With the advent of the wetlandcultivation of rice, "wetland agriculture necessitatedwell-organized and stable communities," explains the KodanshaEncyclopedia of Japan, "and agricultural rites-which later playedsuch an important role in Shinto-were developed." Those earlypeoples conceived of and revered numerous gods of nature. In addition to this reverence, fear of departed souls led to ritesfor appeasing them. This later developed into a worship ofancestral spirits. According to Shinto belief, a "departed" soulstill has its personality and is stained with death pollutionimmediately after death. When the bereaved perform memorial rites,the soul is purified to the point of removing all malice, and ittakes on a peaceful and benevolent character. In time the ancestralspirit rises to the position of an ancestral, or guardian, deity.Thus we find that the immortal soul belief is fundamental to yetanother religion and conditions the attitudes and actions of thebeliever (MORE)
Shinto is a polytheistic religion in Japan. They believe that everyone and everything has a soul. They teach respect for nature, the love of simple things, and the concern of cleanliness.
Shinto . From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia . Shinto (ç¥é, shintÅ ? ) is the native religion of Japan and was once its state religion . It involves the worship of kami (ç¥, kami ? ), spirits. Some kami are local and can be regarded as the spiritual bein…g/spirit or genius of a particular place, but other ones represent major natural objects and processes: for example, Amaterasu , the Sun goddess , or Mount Fuji . Shinto is an animistic belief system.. Early history . Most scholars agree that there was at least one migration from East Asia and perhaps another from Central Asia to the ancient Japanese Archipelago , though there is no consensus as to where Shinto first developed. Early Shinto can be traced back into the mists of the JÅmon period ; the Ainu -jin practice of Ko-shinto is said to directly descend from the original Shinto. Some of the basical elements of modern Shinto have been traced also to the Yayoi period (c.300 BC-c.250 AD) as a cultural product of immigrants from China through the Korean Peninsula , who brought agricultural rites and shamanic ceremonies from the continent, which took on Japanese forms in the new environment.. In the early centuries BC, diverse kami with no formal hierarchy or dependency between them were worshipped. Early ceremonies are thought to have included rocks forming a sacred space or altar ( himorogi ). There was no representation of the kami , for they were conceived as formless and pure.. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shintoism (MORE)
No. Unlike most major religions, Shinto does not have a sacred text or even a formal structure.
It is the place of Fuji-Yoshida's Sengen Shrine called Kitaguchi Hongu Sengen Jinja. Located on the northside of Mount Fuji it was built to honor the Archangel Sengiel Sengen, who is said to dwell there. In ancient lore she was said to have provided aid to monks who lived on Mount Fuji and she is t…he goddess who makes the flowering trees to bloom. (MORE)
Shinto was not "started", like Christianity. It developed as the native primitive religion of the Japanese people thousands of years ago. It changed and developed and evolved just like all religions do. But there was no "founder" of Shinto like there is in Buddhism, Confucianism, Christianity, and e…ven Judaism and Islam.. There's really no answer for "why" Shinto started, other than to meet the spiritual demands of the early aboriginal Japanese people. Unlike many other religions, Shinto has no founder, no sacred text, no developed religious philosophy , or specific moral code. The word "Shinto" did not come into use until the Japanese needed a term to distinguish their traditional religious practices from Buddhism and Confucianism, which came to Japan via cultural diffusion from mainland China and Korea. Nature purity and tranquility are stressed in the beliefs and practices of Shinto. Shinto (which is often still regarded as the state religion of Japan), and Buddhism, are the major religions. Christianity (mostly Catholic), accound for less than 2% of the Japanese population. (MORE)
The Shinto religion is the native religion of the people of Japan. It pre-dates Buddhism in Japan by a few centuries. The majority religion of Japan today is Buddhism. Some people mix the traditions of Buddhism and Shintoism.
I think they had scripture early on during the time the emperor was both religious and political leader than a shogun. but the shoguns just incorporated Buddhism for happy occasion like weddings, births, summer holyday, and Shinto was just solemn to shrines for other things. the general rules about …Shinto is belief in a certain pantheon and that the emperors' line in the direct bloodline of the goddess Amaterasu. Since the emperor would be the most accessable "god" on hand, he had ultimate control. and some particular holysites, shrines, and like great epic battles. (MORE)
Cold Sake (Pronounced SAKKE). Sake (é ) is a Japanese alocohol that is often drank during Japanese celebrations and such. Sake contains rice, and has been drunk by the Japanese for over 2000 years.
They do not directly conflict on any philosophical or religious tenets, and Shinto followers especially tend to be flexible in their treatment of other religions.
The religion Shinto comes from Japan!. It is thought to be old as Japan itself!. There are no founders of Shinto!. They believe in something called Kami!
Shintoist accept the ideaology of gods for just about everything and every existence. One book relates they have over eight million deities.
Basically, it is worship of a country's leader ...esp in Japan during WW1 and before.. Basically, it is worship of a country's leader ...esp in Japan during WW1 and before.
"Shinto" is not so much a religion as it is an ancient way of life. A deep respect for beings (past and present) and all things in our environment. No organized religion or church or for that matter any type of worship. Just a sacred belief in each other and in our ancestors, our natural world and l…ogical steps (hence - The Way") of interaction between all those beings and things. It is reflected in Japanese life and Japanese rituals ie; Obon Festival, which is like the American holidays of the 4th of July and Memorial day all in one. (MORE)
In Europe the religions was very varied. But most of it was centered around CHristianity. That is until King Henry wanted to divore his wife, Catherine of Aragon. He made the Church of England, so from that time on, England has its very own religion. No one really knows how religion started. I thin…k it is when Jesus was born and he spread words about God and that became CHristianity. (MORE)
There is no official record of a founder or a scripture for the Shinto belief system.
that it is an ancient religion which gives us an review on what ancient religion was like back then. it helps us to understand the culture of japan.
I'm trying 2 find the exact same answer. srry, i know that doesn't help. I've googled it like a million times, but try it yerself. :)
Answer . Shintoism has several holy days, or feasts (matsuri):. - Oshogatsu (New Year on 1st January). - Seijin Shiki (Adult Day: 15th January). - Haru Matsuri (Spring Festivals). - Aki Matsuri (Autumn Festivals). - Rei Sai (Annual Festival: this day varies according to each shrine). - Shichi…gosan (15th November). (See related link) (MORE)
Shintoism and Buddhism can coexist because: One, the two religions have shared temples and ideas with each other. Two, Buddhism shouldn't really be considered a religion rather as just a belief considering the main person isn't an almighty god, just a person. Three, Eastern religions tend t…o be compatible with other religions from Asia. (MORE)
\nJapan, but it was not named until Buddhism, Confucianism and Daoism were brought over from China.
There are 2.7 million Shinto followers in the world today. : ) . Technicaly there is 2. 9 million because most people that follow shintoism are also buddist.
It is polytheistic, but due to the nature of the word kami being singular and plural in Japanese it can seem motheistic to outsiders. Especially since when a typical native Japanese speaker trys to translate it; they would naturally assume that the English word god is also both singular and plural.
no one really knows when it started but it they do know that it started before b.c.
It is estimated that two or three million Japanese follow Shinto and generally speaking only the Japanese follow the religion. Shinto is of such ancient origins that if there is a founder, no record can be found of that person. The religion has no scriptures and has always been passed down by word o…f mouth. This religion's beliefs include animism (nature worship) to the extent that many things are considered sacred including food, rocks, rivers etc.. Hero worship and ancestor worship are important. The emperor was considered divine and was often called "The son of Heaven". This practice ceased after World War 2. Upon agreement with America, the last "divine emperor" was Hirohito and renounced his divinity. The religion is of such ancient origin that it really has no organized or recognizable priesthood, although shamans are often found in isolated communities. Many people who follow Shinto are also Confucianists and to a much lesser extent, Buddhists. Shinto is generally a benign and compassionate religion in that decent and moral behaviour, compassion for all people and respect for nature and kindness to others are considered honourable. (MORE)
The same way as you would convert to any other religion. Think of the effects and repurcussions of conversion from one unbinding religion from another, it is'NT excusable, (and ironic) so I'd only imagine that you are supporting your 'application' to another faith based on...your own moral judgemeen…t and acceptance? You are screwed either way, but with shintoism or Daoism it doesn't really matter. Shintoism is more like a extravagent culture based on morals that already exist in nature. If you want to convert, I suggest you look more into why you want to convert, and understand this judgment of yourself so naturally. Trivial isn't it? Try philosophy. (MORE)
Yes and these are the the foods and why RICE, MOCHI, AND SAKE. Rice is a long-standing staple of the Japanese diet, and it is not surprising that rice is offered in prayer and praise to Shinto deities throughout Japan. In many Shinto ceremonies, pounded rice cakes (mochi) are offered to the deities …by the Shinto priest on behalf of the local community. According to some, each grain of rice symbolizes a tamashii (human soul), and thus a rice cake is said to represent millions of souls. Rice cake or mochi, a common Japanese decoration during the New YearIn olden times, the rice was hand-pounded by the community in an event known as mochitsuki (lit. "making rice cakes"). Even today, Shinto and secular groups in Japan typically gather to make mochi on the third day before the New Year. This is mostly a community event, but to some, it is also a rite of self purification. Sake, which is made from rice, is one of the five Shinto elements of purification, and is offered to the deities and worshippers at Shinto ceremonies, and used symbolically in weddings (e.g., sansankudo tradition. Sake (Rice Wine) In olden days, sake was produced in the shrine's sakadono (wine hall). At religious ceremonies, the communal partaking of miki (another name for sake) is called naorai. There are two types of ritual sake -- Shiroki (light) and Kuroki (dark) -- that are typically presented as offerings (e.g., at the Niinamesai and Daijosai festivals). According to the Engi Shiki, divination was performed prior to production to determine what rice to use, and from what region to harvest. Dark sake was often made by mixing in the ashes of the kusaki (type of arrowroot) or utsugi (Deutzia scabra). Sanku and Shinsen Sanku is the practice of scattering offerings of rice, sake, or money to the local deity or household deity. At the offering site, the offerings are typically scattered around the four corners and into the center. Shinsen refers to food offerings and includes Shinto staples like rice or rice cakes, sake, salt, and water. But just about anything will do, including fish, fowl, meat, seaweed, vegetables, fruits, or sweets. Some shrines still prepare the food in a consecrated kitchen building called the shinsenden. Jukusen refers to cooked food, seisen means raw food, and sosen means vegetarian food. Having studied "The Comparative Studies of Religion", Shintoism is one of the most complex of so called religions to understand. by doctorwho31 honest no lie (MORE)
Shinto (ç¥é ShintÅ ? ) or kami-no-michi is the indigenous spirituality of Japan and the Japanese people. It is a set of practices, to be carried out diligently, to establish a connection between present day Japan and its ancient past.  Shinto practices were first recorded and …codified in the written historical records of the Kojiki and Nihon Shoki in the 7th and 8th century. Still, these earliest Japanese writings do not refer to a unified "Shinto religion", but rather to disorganized folklore, history, and mythology.  Shinto today is a term that applies to public shrines suited to various purposes such as war memorials, harvest festivals, romance, and historical monuments, as well as various sectarian organizations. Practitioners express their diverse beliefs through a standard language and practice, adopting a similar style in dress and ritual, dating from around the time of the Nara and Heian Periods.  (MORE)
the great gods made up a web site so ashinto helped him and when he disscarsed the god he fell from the sky and heavens to ungroung and devle
No known founder of Shinto religion. It was more like a slow emergence of myths. However, the first accounts of the mythological stories started around 500 BCE, possibly earlier Was not considered a formal centralized religious until the beginning of the 6th century, about the same time as Buddhis…m, Confucianism & Taoism. The first written records did not occur until about the late 7th and earyly 8th centuries. These books are the Kojiki, (the first of the two books) and Nihon Shoki, (the 2nd & more detailed of the two). Both were written by http://wiki.answers.com/wiki/ Ã Â_no_Yasumaro who was commissioned by the Royal leaders of Japan to document the myths and rituals & know history of Shinto. (MORE)
Well, Shintoism doesn't have a founder, any important people, or any sacred texts. They believe in kamis which are spirits that are in everything, from trees to rocks to even people after they die. It is one of the oldest religions in the world, at 2,500 years old, about (established in 500 B.C.).… (MORE)
Not necessarily. There life after death turns over to Buddhism. They follow what Buddhists would do;however, Yomi is and underground realm much like the Greek Hades. This is were people of wrong doing would end up.
the Shinto religion believe in polytheistic and the after life they also belive that the god Tao is imordal. Hope that answered that question :) lol
Talk of aftershocks- Shinto is a Japanese religion with among other things a strong empasis on Emperor Worship- not for nothing was Hirohito called the Son of Heaven! Even the battle-cry Tenno- Heika- Banzai! meant- back to front- that"s the Japanese style- Attack! in the name of the divine Emperor-… actually- Emperor- Divine- Attack! as it is sounded out. Christianity is of Christ and consult your New Testament. Santeria arose in Spanish colonies in the New World and is a mixture of Yoruba with some Christian saints- which have different names in Santeria. it is a weird mixture- talk of disparity of cult! (MORE)
The point is not merely that they believe lots of Gods, but that they believe everything has its own spirit, or everything, including the nature, food, cow people, is a god.
shintos book discuss "the high plan of heaven" and "the dark land" thats what they get teched and learn
The Shinto religion is an ancient Japanese religion started from about 500 BC. It is one of the smallest religions in the world. hope i helped! p.s. do you like my font? haha! soz, peaps! the info. on top is false! haha! u hav been tricked if u believed it! lol
Shinto is practiced in Japan. But a small handful practice it outside of Japan :)
Yes Shinto is its own distinct religion. Indigenous to Japan focuses on the the balance of kami or invisible spiritual force. The most recognizable aspect of Shinto is by far the red cross beam arch that marks a shrine.
"Old Shinto ", is a reconstructed " Shinto from before the time of Buddhism", today based on Ainu and Ryukyuan practices
Shintoism is a way of life, not a religion. Shintoists believe in respect for nature, respect for elders, and thankfulness.
Shintoism is an animist-Buddhist religious combo. While there are separate temples for Shinto priests and the various Buddhist sects, the national religion is a combo of the two ideologies. As such, their religion reveres nature, such that any ancient/ especially beautiful part of nature holds a kam…i. This is why Shinto shrines are often build out in the wilderness, so that prayers and offerings can be made to the local kami which live there. So there are many, many kami in Japan (kami means God, by the way), but the most recognizable natural feature of Japan would be mt. Fuji, with its associated shrine(s) and kami. (MORE)
I was raised Buddhist and I was tapped on both of my shoulders with a rolled up scroll when I was about three, I forget what the ceremony was called, but the other people getting tapped on there shoulders were a variety of other ages. I later converted to Christianity because it has a way to Heaven …(look into it). (MORE)
According to the patheos website, Shinto started at around 500 BCE. Please see related link below for source.
We respect them the same way we respect other religions, in America we love the people of Japan and even though we respect them, we want their souls to be saved so their souls are not lost in eternity. Even if they don't choose salvation we still love.
It has some similarities to Christianity but without the all important salvation and overt compassion for others. The Shinto believers believe in respect and Christians believe in compassion and respect.
The worship of multiple gods (aka polytheistic). The Shinto worship a number of spirits or kami that inhabitdifferent parts of the world. Simple rites and prayers are used toencourage the kami to be helpful and not harmful.
Shintoism is very similar to other Animist faiths such as those prevalent in Central Africa or pre-Christian Druidism in Ireland. All of these religions venerate local spirits who are responsible for managing the world and to whom reverence is owed. However, Shintoism originally had the unique as…pect among Animist faiths of having a pantheon of gods in addition to spirits, including the sun goddess Amaterasu and the reigning Emperor of Japan. This is reminiscent of the Ancient Egyptian religion. (MORE)
Shinto is a belief system based on oneness with nature that startedin Japan a long, long time ago.
For the same reasons that other religions and belief systems can be accepted by people within a geographical area.