By Brian Bocking
This dictionary is a finished thesaurus and reference paintings with greater than one thousand entries on Shinto, starting from short definitions of jap phrases to brief essays facing facets of Shinto perform, ideals, and associations from early instances to the current. Shinto regards itself because the historical indigenous culture of Japan, but it has passed through impressive modifications, even within the final century. The dictionary explains phrases with regards to such issues as gala's, shrines, rituals, kami, Shinto-related spiritual pursuits, major occasions, and key figures within the improvement of Shinto. particular beneficial properties of the publication are its transparent and concise factors of Shinto phrases, its finished assurance of the scale of Shinto, and a religious-studies method of the topic that offers objectively and empathetically with Shinto rules and practices.
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She sued the jietai, which provides the Veterans’ Association with its A popular dictionary of shinto 32 headquarters and other forms of state support, for violating her right to freedom of religion by carrying out the gōshi of her husband against her beliefs. She won in the lower courts but in 1988 the supreme court held up an appeal by the state, ruling that it was the Veterans’ Association alone which had performed the gōshi. Though gōshi was indeed religious, the state in the form of the jietai had not been involved in any religious action by assisting the Veterans’ Association, nor done any harm to any religion.
Hama-ori ‘Going down the beach’. A type of festival in which mikoshi are carried over or into the sea, either by boat (in festivals called kaijō-togyo) or carried by bearers who go into the sea (kaichū-togyo). See next entry. Hama-ori-sai A hamaori (down the beach) festival of the kaichū-togyo type held at the Samukawajinja, Kanagawa on July 15th. Starting early in the morning several mikoshi are carried to the beach about five miles away from the shrine and with a great deal of noise and jostling are taken into the sea as a form of misogi or purification.
It superseded the ritsuryō approach to government which had relied on the divine legitimation of the ruler and the integration of Buddhist and imperial law, and emphasised instead the role of the shōgun in maintaining an immanent moral and social order based on the Confucian notion of the Will of Heaven and concomitant virtuous rule (tokuji) by the shōgun and daimyō. Under the hōken system feudal authority was exercised in their separate fiefs (han) by about three hundred regional barons (daimyō) who were themselves controlled by strict laws promulgated and enforced by the Tokugawa bakufu in Edo.
A Popular Dictionary of Shinto (Popular Dictionaries of Religion) by Brian Bocking