They can talk about the history, the cultivation, the preparation, but when it comes to flavor you are really just going to have to try it for yourself. It covers little more than can be gleaned on wikipedia these days. Good introduction to the concepts, or rather the seeming unclarity? The richness and depth comes from the heart of the worshiper themselves, and the purity and sincerity with which they approach the act of worship. A very basic info on A to Z of what have I experienced in Nikko and somewhere other in Japan, recently. He also focuses heavily on the religion during the Meiji Restoration, which is fine, but I would have liked to know more about the origins. It's a very enigmatic religion full of mystery, some of which I'm certain can be explained through further study, much of which I'm certain probably can't. It covers in brief everything from its history, shrine architecture, belief systems,rituals, and holidays, and its historical and cultural relevance to Japanese culture.
It's intended as a primer on Shinto, and as such assumes less than basic knowledge on the part of the reader. Professor Sokyo Ono's 'Shinto: The Way of the Kami' is an outstanding resource over the indigenous Japanese religion of Shintoism. The result is remarkably compelling, and as anyone who has been to a shrine before can attest, unmistakably solemn. Description Description Shinto, the indigeus faith of the Japanese people, continues to fascinate and mystify both the casual visitor to Japan and the long-time resident. Relatively unknown among the religions of the world, Shinto: The Kami Way provides an enlightening window into this Japanese faith. Also, not mentioned at all is the degree in which Shinto may have had its foundations in Korean Shamanism.
I would be interested in reading more about the Shinto of the household for example. Shinto is both a personal faith in the kami--objects of worship in Shinto and an honorific for noble, sacred spirits--and a communal way of life according to the mind of the kami. At 128 pages, the book is extremely concise, and it feels even shorter than that in the reading. Continuamente se hacen referencias a obras clásicas como el Kojiki o el Nihon Shoki donde se recogen las prácticas de esta antigua religión japonesa. The book religions have adapted and changed to fit into other cultures, but that sense of religion transcending culture is, I think, out there. He stayed mostly on the surface, discussed the establishment of shrines, who pays for them and what their role is, who the priests are and what their role is, what are some of the important shrines and architectural style.
Sokyo Ono was a professor at Kokugakuin Daigaku, a Shinto university in Tokyo, and has lectured for the National Association of Shinto Shrines. In fact, most Japanese people have never even heard the word Shinto, and if you told them they were being religious just because they had a shrine at home and participated in the local festivals, they would just laugh at you. La única pega del libro es que originalmente fue publicado en 1962 y me pregunto cómo han evolucionado algunas cifras ofrecidas en esta obra. It is very comprehensive, and while other people said it was a bit dry at times, I did not experience it as such. However, I have to say that for a very good intro you could just as well use John Renard's chapter on Shinto in his. Relatively unknown among the religions of the world, Shinto: The Kami Way provides an enlightening window into this Japanese faith.
To buy this book at the lowest price,. At just above a hundred pages in length and written by a renowned shinto scholar from Kokugakuin university, this is ideal for those needing a primer on the shinto faith that can be read in a day or two. How then has the faith been transmitted from generation to generation, from century to century, through more than two millenniums? They are simply the wrong questions to ask entirely. In fact, the author leaves these aspects of Shinto purposefully vague, because he feels that some facets of Shinto are unexplainable--that they cannot be put into words. It is an amalgam of attitudes, ideas, and ways of doing things that through two millennia and more have become an integral part of the way of the Japanese people. Nevertheless, this is a very good edition, and an excellent reference work both for people who want a basic introduction to Shintō, as well as for students, scholars and academics studying the Shintō faith, as long as they keep in mind that this is just an introductory book.
Relatively unknown among the religions of the world, Shinto: The Kami Way provides an enlightening window into this Japanese faith. What does Shinto mean to them? Πρέπει ἐδὼ νὰ σημειωθῇ ὅτι τὸ αὐθεντικὸ Ἰαπωνικὸ χειρόγραφο πρωτομεταφράστηκε στὴν Ἀγγλικὴ ἀπὸ τὸν Τσίντο Τακέντα Chido Takeda , μέλος τοῦ προσωπικοῦ τοῦ Ἰντιτούτου, μετὰ ἔγινε ἔλεγχος κὶ ἐπιμέλεια, κιαὶ μετὰ ἐπαναμεταφράστηκε στὴν Ἰαπωνικὴ ἀπὸ ἄλλα μέλη τοῦ προσωπικοῦ, γιὰ τὴν τελικὴ ἐπιμέλεια. Fifteen photographs, numerous drawings and Dr. The book is generously illustrated not only with Sakamoto's drawings, but also with many black-and-white photographs. I think it would be a good book to put on the shelf to refer to, but to just read this all the way through, as short as it is, feels more like a chore then the pursuit of edification. Unlike Buddhism, Christianity, and Islam, Shinto has neither a founder, such as Gautama the Enlightened One, Jesus the Messiah, or Mohammed the Prophet; nor does it have sacred scriptures, such as the sutras of Buddhism, the Bible, or the Qur'an Koran.
The book is a non scholarly approach to Shinto, at least as far as I read. In that sense it is no different to other religions. Relatively unknown among the religions of the world, Shinto: The Kami Way provides an enlightening window into this Japanese faith. For those totally unfamiliar with Shinto, I will make this rough comparison: imagin if the ancient European pagan religions had survived the Christian domination of the late Middle Ages and continued to exist in organized forms, occasionally incorporating Christian concepts into their own respective worldviews and religious ceremonies as Shinto did to a limited extent with the imported Buddhist religion. It is an amalgam of attitudes, ideas, and ways of doing things that through two millennia and more have become an integral part of the way of the Japanese people. There is a growing demographic of Japanese citizens and residents who are either not ethnically Japanese or are racially mixed. It's also interesting to contemplate Shinto as a religion of a people, a land and way and think of the comparison that can be made between Shinto and that other people centered faith, Judaism.
I can't give it four because while I found it's scope a little limited, it still made very clear at the beginning what the scope would be. I would be interested in reading more about the Shinto of the household for example. Relatively unknown among the religions of the world, Shinto: The Kami Way provides an enlightening window into this Japanese faith. Shinto is a life-affirming religion, and all things associated with life; sex, pain, indulgence, lust, joy, abandon; are good. También nos ofrecen el nombre japonés de varios términos y detalla lugares y pers El libro ofrece exactamente lo que promete: una introducción al sintoísmo, además escrita de forma amena. In its general aspects, Shinto is more than a religious faith. Typos, headings in the wrong place, and missing formatting occur frequently.
Such things Ono passes over as misunderstandings are Shinto's lack of tradition and rites regarding the dead is there really a historical controversy here? This historically rapid back-and-forth between extremes rocked Shinto in a way it had never experienced before, and its a wonder it survived at all. However, this book provides a good breakdown of how Shinto is regarded in Japan and how it relates to their culture and society. Shinto is both a personal faith in the kami—objects of worship in Shinto and an honorific for noble, sacred spirits—and a communal way of life according to the mind of the kami. A large part of the difficulty is actually rooted in simplicity. Shinto is both a personal faith in the kami--objects of worship in Shinto and an honorific for noble, sacred spirits--and a communal way of life according to the mind of the kami.