The most textbooks, scientific explanation, Shinto defines the spiritual practices of the Japanese people outside of Buddhism, Daoism, and Confucianism. However, this does not arrive at the conscious title until the arrival of those of other faiths. Shinto is a religion that also has been adapted to many Buddhist philosophy in the process of religious syncretism.
Shinto gods, nature spirits are sometimes identified, known as Kami. Custom shrines dedicated to various Kami, and identified ritually clean place. This ritual purity mentioned above arises from the nature of the community to the Shrine shares. Shinto shrines are usually marked the entrance of a shrine gate, called Torii Japanese. This gate marks the passage of unclean secular world of pure holiness. Almost all the manga and anime series focusing on life in Japan, Bleach from Lucky Star, or see a shrine or a festival that takes place in one.
As mentioned earlier, the syncretism between Buddhism Shinto has few believers. In Tite Kubo & # 39; s Bleach, you can see elements of the two religions. The concept of reincarnation of the soul is a philosophy derived from Buddhism, which in turn borrowed Hinduism, Buddhism when it first arose in India. Many of the principles of wandering souls, however, a Shinto philosophy. Studies have also found some believers, the symbol of the Daruma, or small red Buddhist statutes provided. It is reported within one of these items in the Kurosaki household. Of course, other members of the faithful, this level of syncretism does not occur.
traditional Shinto protection systems that indicate the Shinto philosophy and faith alone Ofuda quite common. These mascots protection for the household. However, to the individual, the Shinto priest may protect one of an Omamori or personal amulet of protection. Omikuji usually cast Shinto ritual. These sheets of paper around which the individual brings luck. One says, and wraps around a tree. The spirit of the tree make it come true, if it is positive, and ward off if it is negative.
One last point, Shinto incredible system of personal honor that entails. To speak to one person, a variety of uses including honorifics -San, -sempai, -sensei ex Cetra. Similarly, Shinto has long advocated the need for the protection of others, and a willingness to sacrifice personal. Regardless of whether or Kamba Shimada Okamoto Katsuhiro Samurai 7, Ichigo Kurosaki in Bleach or anime and manga has long served as an extension of this belief.