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Unformatted text preview: 1 Religion Religion Shintoism, Buddhism Kittler and Sucher, Food and Culture. Thomson/Wadsworth Part of Film on “Hinduism & Buddhism” SF State AV #81151 Part of Film on “Japanese Religion from Across Cultures” SF State AV#86876 Shintosim Shinto – “way of gods” Religion of early Japan; still in practice. Not a discrete religion; philosophical approach to life http://brianand mia.blogspot.com Nature and harmony attributed to Shintoism - simplicity and beauty Ancestors are revered; each ancestor to become a Kami (supernatural beings or gods) following death. Kami can be either good or evil, depending on the life the person led on earth. 2 Shintoism Japanese tea ceremony (artful ritual) and Japanese tea ceremony (artful ritual) and public bath to cleansing –traced to Shinto Children are taken to Shinto shrine to be presented to the kami at the end of 1st month and at various ages to be under the divine care of the kami. Some Japanese homes still maintain two altars – for both kami and Buddha. Both altars maintained with fresh food and drink. Buddhism Buddhism is the religion of vast numbers throughout Asia and Southeast Asia. Religion began in India 530 BC, based on teachings of Siddhartha Gautama, later known as Buddha. He was a prince who left wealth and jewels reached “nirvana” and jewels …reached nirvana . Buddhism flourished in India until 500 CE when it declined and absorbed into Hinduism....
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