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http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art19100.asp http://www.religionfacts.com/shinto/index.htm I chose to research the Shinto: the Indigenous Religion of Japan. Shinto means kami way or can be translated to mean the way of the gods. It goes back to 200 b.c. and lives by the belief that God can be found in any living thing. To this day you can find many sacred places all over Japan that contain Shinto structures, shrines, and statues. It had a major effect on modern civilization when the Japanese
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Unformatted text preview: government changed Shintoism into “State Shinto” for propaganda purposes. Now the practice of this religion has reverted back to its original state called “jina Shinto”. This means that they focus more on nature’s natural beauty. Over time the practices have been twisted when Buddhism arrived on Japan shores, but it as I stated before reverted back to its original form....
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