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Why were Shinto and Buddhism important to the development of Japanese culture?

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The Shinto beliefs and Buddhism both contributed to most of modern day Japan's culture. The Shinto beliefs have influence in modern day Japan's marriage, birth, etc. because Shintoism was based on the celebration of life.
However, the Buddhist ideas influenced modern day Japan's funerals. This is so because the Buddhist ideas were based on death and the acceptance of death.
Therefore, the Shinto and Buddist ideas influence most of Japan's culture.
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