By Brian Bocking
This dictionary is a finished thesaurus and reference paintings with greater than 1000 entries on Shinto, starting from short definitions of eastern phrases to brief essays facing points of Shinto perform, ideals, and associations from early occasions to the current. Shinto regards itself because the historical indigenous culture of Japan, but it has passed through impressive adjustments, even within the final century. The dictionary explains phrases with regards to such concerns as fairs, shrines, rituals, kami, Shinto-related spiritual routine, major occasions, and key figures within the improvement of Shinto. particular positive aspects of the e-book are its transparent and concise motives of Shinto phrases, its complete assurance of the scale of Shinto, and a religious-studies method of the topic that bargains objectively and empathetically with Shinto principles and practices.
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G. o-fuda, o-mamori are listed as written). If in doubt, the index at the end of the dictionary lists variants. Go-bunrei See bunrei. Gobusho See Shintō gobusho. Gōhan matsuri ‘Forced rice festival’. A type of festival enjoyed throughout Japan at Buddhist temples and Shintō shrines in which a participant victim is ceremonially and often comically ‘forced’ to eat heaps of rice (gōhan), large quantities of noodles (udon), potatoes etc. and drink sake from huge bowls. The festival seems to be a pantomime of the consequences of a good harvest.
The fūryūmono here are fifteen metres tall, with five tiers of puppet stages on the omote-yama (front side) and a further stage at the back (ushiro-yama), a 7–8 man orchestra and 25–26 puppeteers who lie on their backs while working the puppets to be concealed from the audience. Fushimi Inari taisha Located in Kyōto and said to have been founded in 711, Fushimi Inari taisha is the mother shrine of thousands of branch Fushimi Inari jinja. e. Inari) who is identified at Fushimi and in many other shrines with the food kami Uga-(or Uka-)no-mitama-no-kami, a deity mentioned in the Kojiki as a son of Susa-no-o and in the Nihongi as a son of Izanagi and Izanami, though Inari may also be represented as female.
Fuji-san Hongū sengen jinja A shrine in Shizuoka prefecture located at the foot of Mt. Fuji. It is the main shrine for the mountain and has an exceptional two-storied building which enshrines Kono-hanasakuya-hime, the kami of the mountain. See also its oku-miya, the Fuji sengen jinja. Fuji sengen jinja The inner sanctuary (oku-miya) at the top of Mt Fuji, dedicated to Kono-hana-sakuyahime or sengen. The temple has around 1500 bunsha throughout Japan and there are numerous sengen temples located around Mt.