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Unformatted text preview: -Purification rituals – branch waving, prayer, offerings-Shinto involves a lot of participation – festivals, processions, -a joyful religion-highly national – Japanese-Buddhism came in later from China and Korea-Buddhism and Shinto have a cooperative tolerance, a division of labor-Marriage – Shinto, Funerals – Buddhism-Shamanism Shaman – can communicate with the spirits Shamans were women some had supernatural powers Kojiki Nihongi – a record of Japan (origin ancestry of a clan in the Yamato region) Divine creation of the Japanese islands-the kami responsible for this are: Izanagi(male) and Izanami(female)-they dipped a spear with jewels in water and the drop which dripped from the tip was Japan’s first island-jewels – fertility-Izanami proposes to Izanagi Amaterasu-Amaterasu – goddess of the sun...
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This note was uploaded on 04/07/2008 for the course EALC 110g taught by Professor Hayden during the Fall '07 term at USC.
- Fall '07