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By Joseph Cali,John Dougill

ISBN-10: 0824837134

ISBN-13: 9780824837136

Of Japan’s nice non secular traditions, Shinto is way much less recognized and understood within the West. even supposing there are various books that specify the faith and its philosophy, this paintings is the 1st in English to target websites the place Shinto has been practiced because the sunrise of jap heritage. In an intensive introductory part, authors Joseph Cali and John Dougill delve into the attention-grabbing features of Shinto, clarifying its dating with Buddhism in addition to its customs, symbolism, and pilgrimage routes. this can be by means of an absolutely illustrated consultant to fifty seven significant Shinto shrines all through Japan, a lot of which were distinct international background websites or nationwide Treasures. In every one accomplished access, the authors spotlight vital religious and actual beneficial properties of the person shrines (architecture, layout, and art), linked fairs, and enshrined gods. They word the prayers provided and, for tourists, the simplest occasions to go to. With over a hundred twenty five colour images and 50 precise illustrations of archetypical Shinto gadgets and shrines, this quantity will enthrall not just these attracted to faith but additionally armchair tourists and viewers to Japan alike.

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