What's Shinto : Introduction of Shinto
Term：July 7 (Sun) - early-Sep. 2021
All explanations of this exhibition is written in Japanese and English. The catalogue of it is also the same as that.
Shinto is a general term for the religious activities (saishi or ceremonies,Shinji or rituals), teachings, and conceptual systems related to the forms of worship (prayers and expressions of gratitude) dedicated to the gods (kami) of Japan. Shinto, along with Buddhism, is one of the foundations of traditional Japanese culture and is an important element in the history and culture of Japan. A notable characteristic of Shinto is that it has neither a clear historical origin nor a founder or systematizers of its teachings.
From the perspective of the relationship between kami and people as mediated by rituals, Shinto can be viewed as one continuous flow from ancient times until today. However, forms and aspects of Shinto and its shrines are not universal nor uniform, because they developed and changed widely in response to historical periods and social conditions.
|Term||July 7 (Sun) - early-Sep. 2021|
|Place||Kokugakuin University Museum, Special Exhibition Space|
|Access||Accessible on foot or by bus, 10-15 minutes from Shibuya, Omote-sandō, or Ebisu Station.
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