They are said to be erected by visitors as thank-offerings to some of the deities of Buddha or Shinto.
Shinto Temples, temples (in Japan) devoted to the Shinto religion.
Often a Shinto shrine appeared, and peasants as they passed bowed, bent their knees, and moved their lips.
The ethics of Shinto were all included in conformity to custom.
The "black saké" made from this gemmai rice is still used in Shinto ceremonies.
It is considered sacred, and is studded with Shinto temples.
A mixed person is Kojin, being neither a Shinto nor a Buddhist deity.
They are always to be found before the entrance to a Shinto temple.
The Shinto temples are approached through what might be termed an archway, only that the arch does not enter into its composition.
Shinto, because connected with the Imperial Family, is to be alone honoured.
native religious system of Japan, 1727, from Chinese shin tao "way of the gods," from shin "god, gods, spirit" + tao "way, path, doctrine." Related: Shintoism.