Monday, February 23, 2015

Sankei Shimbun

Japan: Sankei Shimbun today.


Anonymous said...

About Yasukuni, all dead spirits will become like little creeks to river and an ocean. There is no bad spirits or good.
"Megami" redirects here. For other uses, see Megami (disambiguation).
Kami (Japanese: 神?) are the spirits or phenomena that are worshiped in the religion of Shinto. They are elements in nature, animals, creationary forces in the universe, as well as spirits of the revered deceased. Many Kami are considered the ancient ancestors of entire clans, and some ancestors became Kami upon their death if they were able to embody the values and virtues of Kami in life. Traditionally, great or charismatic leaders like the Emperor could be kami.[1]

In Shinto, Kami are not separate from nature, but are of nature, possessing positive and negative, good and evil characteristics. They are manifestations of musubi (結び),[2] the interconnecting energy of the universe, and are considered exemplary of what humanity should strive towards. Kami are believed to be “hidden” from this world, and inhabit a complementary existence that mirrors our own, shinkai [the world of the Kami] (神界).[3] To be in harmony with the awe inspiring aspects of nature is to be conscious of kannagara no michi [the way of the Kami] (随神の道 or 惟神の道).[2]

Though the word Kami is translated in multiple ways into English, no one English word expresses its full meaning. In this way, the ambiguity of the meaning of Kami is necessary, as it conveys the ambiguous nature of Kami themselves. As Shinto is an inclusive religion, Kami has been expanded to include Buddhas[4] and the Abrahamic God.

Shinto belief
Ceremonies and festivals
Notable kami
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Anonymous said...

The three major kami enshrined are Daikokuten, Ebisu, and Taira no Masakado. As Daikokuten and Ebisu both belong to the Seven Gods of Fortune, Kanda Shrine is a popular place for businessmen and entrepreneurs to pray for wealth and prosperity.

Taira no Masakado however, was a samurai who rebelled against the Heian government, and was later elevated to the status of kami out of reverence. He is an important figure in the shrine's history. After his death in 940, his head was separated from his body and delivered to the Shibaraki area, near the shrine's location today. Locals who respected his defiance enshrined him in Kanda Shrine, and his spirit is said to watch over the surrounding areas. It was rumored that when his shrine fell into disrepair, Masakado's angry spirit wrought natural disasters and plagues upon the nearby lands. It is also said that shogun Tokugawa Ieyasu felt uncomfortable to have his castle built close to such a powerful spirit, and so decided to move Kanda Shrine to its modern location.

During the Meiji period, the emperor was faced with public pressure to include Kanda Shrine in the Tokyo Ten Shrines (東京十社 Tokyo Jissha?), but hesitated to do so because of the shrine's association with Masakado, who was seen as an anti-government figure. This was temporarily resolved by removing Taira no Masakado as an enshrined kami. However, Masakado's spirit proved so popular amongst the commoners, that it was symbolically returned to the shrine after WWII.

Anonymous said...

The Demon God (Tatarigami), the rough Spirit is as it is is awe is a repellent, it is gods that are faith to become a powerful guardian that I'll worship cordially. In addition, benefit also befall the disaster is also a soon faith. That is the Spirit faith is. By their nature, tend to generally faith becomes a generous large, also numerous was built spun off.

Heian-kyo, is celebrated long in today 's capital Gion Spirit Association is a festival that requiem to Eve the God curse. The main deity is " Gion God , "" Gozu Tenno "is a very representative of The Demon God in this sense, and at the same time is a Yakujin to bring the plague, it is to act as a generous and worship guardian to those, all over the country and Gozu Tenno company was founded.

Elementary盞嗚Mikoto was extermination by eight岐大snake such as is typical curse God. [ citation needed ] sword revealed itself from eight岐大snake Kusanagi is three sacred treasures are enshrined as Shinkenger as.

However, " Chronicles "The Tenmu demise due to the curse of Kusanagi is, " Nihon Kōki "The Emperor Kanmu is ten grip sword because of the curse of (sword that conquered the eight岐大snake) demise Yes and was, curse of Shinkenger is as has been recognized as substantial.

The former Atsuta Shrine place that had kept to a court is conceded that Kusanagi was unknown whereabouts stolen from, the latter Shrine Ishigami certain that it has Tata~tsu for having been moved forcibly from to Heian-kyo. After all, Shinkenger made a fear became be returned to its original location.

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JP Michael Yon said...

thank you for the comment.