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1 4g2g (4 guys & 2 girls): Shinto Elise Kim, Maria Mancilla, Jason Ryoo, Steven Luu, Chris Kuhn, & Kenny Iraheta

2 Origin of Shinto No known origin Various tribes Differing deities among tribes Christopher Kuhn

3 Unification Myths and Legends compounded into a book called the Kojiki Provided context for the throne of the emperor Taken deities from the first Emperor’s family beliefs Christopher Kuhn

4 Kojiki Written in 680 CE by O no Yasumaro Prepared in Chinese Provided foundation for the Emperor’s throne Proved that Japanese culture was sophisticated Christopher Kuhn

5 Buddhism Vs. Shinto Adoption of Buddhism caused confusion Gods trapped in karmic cycle Gods and Buddha were one in the same Amaterasu & Dainichi Nyorai Christopher Kuhn

6 State Shinto Shinto became the official religion of Japan after the Meiji Restoration Unified many under the Emperor Exported to conquered territories Large sense of Nationalism Christopher Kuhn

7 World War II End of the war brought end of the Emperor in 1946 No longer official religion Temples now privately maintained Christopher Kuhn

8 Kami “That which is hidden”. Not strictly gods since they aren’t deities. Worshipped & venerated. Musubi: The creative, energizing, & harmonizing power. Elise Kim

9 Kami Original 3: o Lord of the August Center of Heaven. o Divinity-Producing. o Most August Divinity-Producing. Amateresu. Izanagi & Izanami. Elise Kim

10 Makoto “Acting with a truthful heart”. Moral behavior, particularly sincerity. End result: fosters harmony. Elise Kim

11 Matsuri Hounen Matsuri – The most infamous Japanese festival where huge phalli are paraded down the streets. Last annual fertility festival takes place near Nagoya. Tenjin Matsuri – Portable shrines and people in traditional clothes parade through the streets of Osaka. At night, they are sent down the river with fireworks lighting the way. Hanazumo Matsuri– “Crying baby sumo festival”. Crying and falling over bring good luck to those who participate. Omizutori – In March, huge torches are paraded around the balcony of Nigatsudo Temple where embers fall upon spectators. Jason Ryoo

12 Matsuri Danjiri – Large expensive shrine is run through the city streets. Hina Matsuri – Dolls dedicated from all over the country are paraded to the docks sent out to sea. Held every year with the wish to drive evil spirits out of girls. Hanami – “Cherry blossom festival”. Hadaka Matsuri – “Naked festival”. Participants wear a minimal amount of clothing. Shichi-Go-San – Rite of passage for 3 and 7 year old girls | 3 and 5 year old boys. Coming of Age Day – 2 nd Monday of January. Congratulates all those who have reached 20 years old to realize they have become adults. Jason Ryoo

13 The Four Affirmations 1)Tradition and family must be honored. 2)Love of nature. 3)Physical cleanliness must be assured before prayers or approach to a shine. 4)Festivals and ceremonies must be honored. Jason Ryoo

14 The 10 Precepts 1)Do not transgress the will of the gods. 2)Do not forget your obligations to ancestors. 3)Do not offend by violating the decrees of the State. 4)Do not forget the profound goodness of the gods, through which calamity and misfortunes are averted and sickness is healed. 5)Do not forget that the world is one great family. Jason Ryoo

15 The 10 Precepts 6)Do not forget the limitations of your own person. 7)Do not become angry even though others become angry. 8)Do not be sluggish in your work. 9)Do not bring blame to the teaching. 10)Do not be carried away by foreign teachings.

16 Purity “To live free of obstructing mists, problems of the morning should be solved in the morning and those of the evening should be solved by evening. Wisdom and knowledge should be applied like the sharpness of an axe to the blinding effect of the mists of obstruction. Then may the kami purify the world and free it of tsumi.” Purity and cleanliness are key parts of Shinto. Prior to facing the Kami at a shrine, adherents wash hands, face and rinse their mouths. Oharai: Ritual purification led by Shinto priests are common. (buildings, cars, etc…) Jichinsai: ceremony conducted by Shinto preist mean to purify a site before a building is built. Jason Ryoo

17 Origami Kenny Iraheta

18 History Started in China Reached Japan in 6 th Century Rich Class Samurai gifts Focuses on sensibility and simplicity – more with less Kenny Iraheta

19 Importance SHINTO TEA MASTERS Bird Base vs. Frog Base Expansion Celebrations Spiritual Now Kenny Iraheta

20 Chanoyu Kenny Iraheta

21 Tea Ceremony The Art of Serving Tea Performance and Preparation Tea Gatherings " Peacefulness through a Bowl of Tea." Kenny Iraheta

22 Alternative Perspectives Connect with the World Ex: Chicago World Parliament of Religions Similar version of American values Focus on the planet& self Maria Mancilla

23 Alternative Perspectives Community oriented Loyalty& unity to the community Ex: Mazda workers Misogi links nature to people and people to people Religious practice as the celebration of community life Maria Mancilla

24 Shinto Practices Omairi – Visiting a Shrine Harai - Ritual Purification Misogi Harai – Water Purification Amulets and Protective Items Ofuda (Talisman) Omamori (Protection Amulet) Omikuji (Paper fortune) Kagura (Ritual Dance) Steven Luu

25 Shinto Practices Cont. Shintō Musō-ryū (School of Japanese Martial Arts) Kihon (Basic techniques) Kata (Advanced techniques) Weapons Jō (The Staff) Ken (The Sword) No protective gear is worn Steven Luu

26 Shinto Practices Cont. Kekkonshiki (Shinto Wedding) Seijin-no-hi (Coming of Age ceremony) Hatsumōde (First shrine visit of the New Year) Miyamairi (Shrine Rite of Passage for Newborns) Steven Luu

27 Zen Buddhism Practices Calligraphy Shrine Architecture Zazen (Meditation) Sesshin (Gathering of the Mind) Koan A statement or question to bring about a state of realization Steven Luu

28 Works Cited "Shinto Festivals, Rites, and Ceremonies." Japanese Buddhist Sactuary. Mark Schumacher, Web. 8 Nov 2009.. "Shindo Muso Ryu Jo Jutsu." Japanese Stick Fighting. 18 Dec 2007. Web. 6 Nov 2009.. "Shinto." Wikipedia. 21 Oct 2009. Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., Web. 8 Nov 2009.. "Zen." Wikipedia. 07 Nov 2009. Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., Web. 6 Nov 2009.. "Shinto 3." Cal Poly Pomona. Web. "Shinto 5." Cal Poly Pomona. Web. "BOS academic : Origami Glossary." BOS Home Page. Web.. "Chanoyu." Enter Roji. Web.. "CHA-NO-YU." KATO3.ORG. Web.. "Classic cranes History." Classic cranes Origami Home Page. Web.. "History of Origami and the Crane." Lisa Shea - Origami, Parakeets, Birding. Web.. "Notes on the History of Origami." Homepage Maarten van Gelder. Web.. "SHINTO." by the Ontario Consultants on Religious Tolerance. Web.. "Festivals & Holidays." Hiro's Home Page. Web.. "Festivals of Japan." Welcome to Web.. "Japanese festivals -." Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Web.. "Shinto 5." Cal Poly Pomona. Web.. "Shinto Religion." Computer Science Program | School of Informatics and Computing—Bloomington | Indiana University. Web.. "Shintoism." The Divine Life Society. Web.. Fisher, Mary Pat. Living Religions (7th Edition). Upper Saddle River: Prentice Hall, 2007. Print.

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