by / on February 11, 2011 at 5:32 PM / in Interesting Facts, Understanding Shinto.

What is Shinto?

A Shinto shrine is a structure whose main purpose is to house (“enshrine”) one or more Shinto kami. (Its most important building is used for the safekeeping of sacred objects and not for worship). Although only one word (“shrine”) is used in English, in Japanese Shinto shrines may carry any one of many different, non-equivalent names like gongen, -gū, jinja, […]

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