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Practices, Ceremonies, Rituals and Festivals. PRACTICES. What is a Religious Practice?. The act of rehearsing a religion’s traditional, moral and ethical beliefs.. Shinto practices commemorate kami.

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Shinto Traditions






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Shinto Traditions

Practices, Ceremonies, Rituals and FestivalsSlide2

PRACTICESSlide3

What is a Religious Practice?

The act of rehearsing a religion’s traditional, moral and ethical beliefs.

Shinto practices commemorate kami

Take place mostly in ShrinesTies in and incorporates ritualsMajor theme: purification (the act of removing uncleanliness to show devotion to the kami)

Shinto PracticesSlide4

Shinto’s main religious practice

Omairi

means “participation”

Done by visiting ShrinesWay of paying respect to kamiOmairiSlide5

Rite of ritual purification (major theme in Shinto religion)

Ceremony of offerings and prayers of many forms

HaraeSlide6

Means water purification

Practice of purification

Done whilst reciting prayers (defined to this particular practice)

Mostly performed in Shrines or natural settingsMisogiSlide7

Ancient Shinto dance

Means “seat of the kami”

Aim is to entertain the kami

Involves a lion mask as image and presence of deityKaguraSlide8

Test Yourself

What is a major theme in Shinto practices?

What is the meaning of

Omairi? Which practice involves an Ancient Shinto dance being performed?

What are the aim of practices?

Where do they mostly take place? Slide9

What is a major theme in Shinto practices?

Purification

What is the meaning of

Omairi? ParticipationWhich practice involves an Ancient Shinto dance being performed? Kagura

What are the aim of practices?

To commemorate the kami

Where do they mostly take place?

Shrines

Test Yourself AnswersSlide10

CEREMONIESSlide11

What are Religious Ceremonies?

Religious ceremonies is a formal religious occasion, typically celebrating a particular event of great significance

Spirituality of Shinto revealed through ceremonies

Remained unchanged for thousands of yearsAllow adherents to celebrate

and give gratitude

in order to

live joyful and productive lives as part of Divine Nature

Enhances connection with the kami

Cover significant life events

Performed by Shinto priests

Shinto CeremoniesSlide12

Cover a range of personal and social concerns

Builds closer connection with the kami

Kito

(Prayer Ceremonies)Slide13

HATSUMIYAMAIRI 1st shrine visit of a newborn baby

SHICHI-GO-SAN

MAIRI

 ceremony for boys ages 3 and 5 and girls ages 3 and 7 to pray for continued health and safe growth and developmentSEIJINSHIKI coming of age rite (age 20)SHINZEN KEKKON SHIKI Wedding Ceremony

Jensei

Girei

(Life Cycle Rites)Slide14
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Most significant ceremony in Shinto religion

Initiates individuals, welcoming them into adult Japanese society

Represents an important milestone

Coming of Age CeremonySlide16

The following link below shows an example of a Shinto ceremony.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R__

jKqJcUso

Watch carefully and note any distinctive features you see.

Shinto Ceremonies in ActionSlide17

What is the major aim of ceremonies?

What is revealed through these ceremonies?

Name three major ceremonies in the Shinto Religion.

Name the most significant Shinto ceremony.Who are they conducted by?

Test YourselfSlide18

What is the major aim of ceremonies

?

Enhances connection with kami

What is revealed through these ceremonies? Spirituality of ShintoName three major ceremonies in the Shinto Religion. *Can be any of the ones mentioned above*

Name the most significant Shinto ceremony

.

Coming of Age Ceremony

Who are they conducted by

?

Shinto Priests

Test Yourself AnswersSlide19

RITUALSSlide20

What are Religious Rituals?

Religious rituals consist of a series of actions performed according to traditional order

Taking part in rituals beings Shinto unites community

Entertain the Kami and peopleCommunication with the kami takes place hereMost common type involve purification; life cycle rituals also prominent themes

Shinto RitualsSlide21

Rituals examined on number of levels including:

Jinja

Shinto-

takes place at ShrinesMinzoku Shinto- relates to folk religion in JapanKoshitsu Shinto- practiced at national level

Refer to the “Shinto Practices” slides for specific rituals carried out by Shinto adherents

Shinto Rituals

cont.Slide22

Rinsing of mouths and washing of hands

Worshippers proceed to

Haiden

(prayer hall)Clap their hands 2 times (alerts kami)Devotees bow deeply in respect of kami

Entering the ShrineSlide23

Place the following images in order in which Shinto adherents enter shrines.

Activity:Slide24

Answers

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FESTIVALS

Matsuri

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What are Religious Festivals?

Religious festivals are days or periods of celebration to commemorate something in particular

Vary from community to community

Features dancers, boats and bonfiresTypically involve food offerings, procession of kami in palanquins and ritual prayersIncludes visits to local shrines

Shinto FestivalsSlide27

A large festival with large attendance

Involves people thinking about the kami and making resolutions for New Year

Oshogatsu

-New YearSlide28

Coming of Age celebration

Sejin

Shiki-Adults DaySlide29

Festival surrounding the planting of crops

Spring is a time of many

festivities

Yellow and red are typically worn (to represent presence of the kami in Spring)Haru Matsuri- Spring FestivalSlide30

A time to thank the kami for a good

harvest

Blue and red are typically worn (to represent the presence of the kami in Autumn)

Aki Matsuri- Autumn FestivalSlide31

This is when parents give thanks and appreciation for the life of their children

Pray for their futures

Visit the local Shrine

ShichigosanSlide32

Annual festivalCelebrated on day relevant to Shrine in which it takes

place

White is usually worn by adherents on this day

Rei-SaiSlide33

As a class place the following images in the most appropriate slide.

Activity:

1.

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6

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1.

Haru-Matsuri

2.

Sejin Shiki3. Shichigosan4. Oshogatsu

5.

Rei

-Sai

6.

Aki

Matsuri

Answers