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Shinto shrine

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Japan Shinto Shrine Sanctuary

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May 5th Update: Secretly transforming our village Shinto Shrine into a sanctuary to #SaveOurBees

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Visiting a Shinto shrine in Japan

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Tree versus Shinto Shrine

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The Secret Shinto Bee Sanctuary that I am building to #SaveOurBees, Japan

A Shinto shrine is a structure whose main purpose is to house ("enshrine") one or more kami. Its most important building is used for the safekeeping of sacred objects, and not for worship. Although only one word ("shrine") is used in English, in Japanese Shinto shrines may carry any one of many different, non-equivalent names like gongen, -gū, jinja, jingū, mori, myōjin, -sha, taisha, ubusuna or yashiro.
  • Birth and evolution 

  • Arrival and impact of Buddhism 

  • ''Shintai'' 

  • Famous shrines and shrine networks 

  • Structure 

  • Architectural styles 

  • Interpreting shrine names 

  • Shrines with structures designated as National Treasures 

  • ''Kannushi'' 

  • ''Miko''