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Expositions temporaires thématiques


What's Shinto : Introduction of Shinto


Special Exhibitions

What's Shinto : Introduction of Shinto

What's  Shinto : Introduction of Shinto
Special Exhibition
What's Shinto : Introduction of Shinto
Term:July 7 (Sun) - early-Sep. 2021

We have English explanation part in this exhibition. 

  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
Admission Fee Free
Access Accessible on foot or by bus, 10-15 minutes from Shibuya, Omote-sandō, or Ebisu Station.
Directions to Kokugakuin University Museum