All things about Japan.
Japan's Geography 日本の地理
Japanese religions 日本の宗教
Poems for the Kami. Shintoism also has three significant symbols: 1. A sword - virtue of wisdom. 2. A string of beads - kindness, generosity, and obedience. 3. A mirror - truthfulness and to reflect good and bad.
Another religion that Japan had inherited is Buddhism from the Chinese, due to this half of Japan's population today are Buddhist. However the Japanese did not give up their Shinto beliefs but however had Shinto gods and goddesses worshipped in Buddhist temples. A lot of the Buddhist rituals became part of Shinto rituals combining the religions together.
Japanese History 日本の歴史
Japanese Feudalism 日本の封建制
Japanese Shrines and Temples.............. 日本の神社仏閣
This Shrine was built before the Heian capital was established.
This temple was built during the Heian period when Buddhism was steadily growing into Japanese society.
This shrine was also built during the Heian period but was also built for the Emperor Ojin and his sons. Built for guardian spirits to watch over the emperor and his family.