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By John Breen,Mark Teeuwen

This available advisor to the advance of Japan’s indigenous faith from precedent days to the current day bargains an illuminating creation to the myths, websites and rituals of kami worship, and their position in Shinto’s enduring non secular identification.

  • Offers a different new method of Shinto heritage that mixes severe research with unique research
  • Examines key evolutionary moments within the lengthy historical past of Shinto, together with the Meiji Revolution of 1868, and gives the 1st serious historical past  in English or eastern of the Hie shrine, the most very important in all Japan
  • Traces the advance of assorted shrines, myths, and rituals via background as uniquely assorted phenomena, exploring how and once they merged into the trendy inspiration of Shinto that exists in Japan today
  • Challenges the ancient stereotype of Shinto because the unchanging, all-defining middle of jap culture

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