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Shinto priests - Chichibu, Saitama

Shinto priests - Chichibu, Saitama

Shinto priests perform Shinto rituals and often live on the shrine grounds. Men and women can become priests, and they are allowed to marry and have children.

Shinto priests perform Shinto rituals and often live on the shrine grounds. Men and women can become priests, and they are allowed to marry and have children.

Woman at Shinto Festival

Woman at Shinto Festival

Japan, statues-of-shinto-gods

Japan, statues-of-shinto-gods

Hachiman God of War

Hachiman God of War

Sanja Matsuri, Sanja Festival, is one of the three great Shinto festivals in Tokyo. #japan

Sanja Matsuri, Sanja Festival, is one of the three great Shinto festivals in Tokyo. #japan

In shinto(Japan's original religion), people believe ther are spirits in nature and worship natural things, such as waterfalls, rocks, mountain, and trees.

In shinto(Japan's original religion), people believe ther are spirits in nature and worship natural things, such as waterfalls, rocks, mountain, and trees.

The Burakumin: Japan’s Invisible Race

Burakumin: Japan’s Invisible Race

The Burakumin: Japan’s Invisible Race

10. Ancient Japan - The Gateway - The torii is a major symbol of the Shinto religion in Japan. It is most commonly found at the entrance of a Shinto shrine, where it symbolically marks the transition from the profane to the sacred. A similar purpose was served by the pylon in ancient Egypt, and the great  trilithons in Megalithic Europe.

10. Ancient Japan - The Gateway - The torii is a major symbol of the Shinto religion in Japan. It is most commonly found at the entrance of a Shinto shrine, where it symbolically marks the transition from the profane to the sacred. A similar purpose was served by the pylon in ancient Egypt, and the great trilithons in Megalithic Europe.

In Japan Christianity had very few converts. Many converted to Shintoism.

In Japan Christianity had very few converts. Many converted to Shintoism.

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