Sunday, September 30, 2007


Most scholars agree that there was at least one migration from East Asia and perhaps another from Central Asia to the ancient Japanese Archipelago, though there is no consensus as to where Shinto first developed.Some of the basical elements of modern Shinto have been traced also to the Yayoi period as a cultural product of immigrants from China through the Korean Peninsula, who brought agricultural and shamanic ceremonies from the continent, which took on Japanese forms in the new environment.

Though clan rivalry led to friction and fighting during the introduction of Buddhism the worship of kami and the teachings of the Buddha soon settled into coexistence. In fact syncretism between Buddhism and Shinto was supposed to become the dominant feature of Japanese religion as a whole.

The introductions of writing in the 5th century and Buddhism in the 6th century from the Korean had a profound impact on development of a unified system of the Shinto beliefs.

With the introduction of Buddhism and it is rapid adoption by the court it was necessary to explain the apparent differences between native Japanese beliefs and the Buddhist teachings. Indeed, Shinto did not have a name until it became necessary to distinguish it from Buddhism.One explanation saw the kami as supernatural beings still caught in the cycle of birth and rebirth. The kami are born, live, die, and are reborn like all other beings in the karmic cycle.

Shinto is an ancient Japanese religion. Starting about 500 BCE it was originally an amorphous mix of nature worship, fertility cults, divination techniques, hero worship, and shamanism. Its name was derived from the Chinese words "shin tao" "The Way of the Gods" in the 8th Century . At that time:
The Yamato dynasty consolidated it is rule over most of Japan.
Divine origins were ascribed to imperial family.
Shinto established itself as an official religion of Japan and along with Buddhism.

Unlike most other religions, Shinto has no real founder, no written scriptures, no body of religious law and only a loosely organized priesthood.

Where is shinto?
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Shinto pictures
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Monday, September 24, 2007

Where is Shinto?

Sunday, September 23, 2007

Shinto Pictures

Thursday, September 20, 2007

I belive

When I was a little girl I thought there's a ghost under my bed. And when I am asleep I always whet down and I felt my feet was in down and I felt that my feet were being tickled. I thought ghost wanted to grab my feet, I whet down stairs and went to my mother and cried for thirty minutes.

When I was a little girl I was doing my homework. And when I did mt homework I always thought there was a ghost behind me and I always looked ack and stukied, looked back and studied.

When I was little I thought there was a santa. And before santa gave the presents I went to super market with my family. And my mother wanted to buy some clothes but my mother just left it. At night time I thought santa would give me a present and I slept. Next morning i saw the present under my pillow. I open is and the present was a cloth that my mother wanted to buy it in the supermarket!!!!!

What is God?

God is in the heaven with all the angels and dead people. And God looks like our father. Handsome face, kind voice and soft skin.

Monday, September 17, 2007

What is God?????????????

Saturday, September 8, 2007

My Yummy Food

Thursday, September 6, 2007

Jinju's Haiku