Korean and Japanese Religions - Korean and Japanese...

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Korean and Japanese Religions Thursday, March 31/ 2011 Korean Religion Influence of Chinese traditions: Buddhism, Confucianism, Daoism More recently – Christianity Folk Religion – Shamanism (a part of indigenous/local traditions in a sense of spirits and communication of spirits) – role is to communicate with the spirits Role of the Mudang (usually female Shaman in this case – in Korea) Shinto Japanese indigenous religion – Shinto From Chinese shenado (“way of the gods/spirits”) Japanese: kaminomichi (the way of the Kami) [Japan challenges the conventional ways in which we think religion is or should be] Kami – spirits/deities associated with people, places, and phenomena of power Natural phenomena (not a person, but a natural site such as a waterfall, etc), animals, ancestors All spirits don’t help people, so in Kami, this holds true Contemporary Shinto would not agree with natural disasters originated from spirits Amaterasu
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This note was uploaded on 10/24/2011 for the course RELIGION 100 taught by Professor Andremaintenay during the Spring '11 term at University of Toronto- Toronto.

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