Shintai

In Shinto, body of the kami, or sacred body of the kami when the honorific prefix go- is used, are physical objects worshipped at or near Shinto shrines as repositories in which spirits or kami reside. Shintai used in Shrine Shinto (Jinja Shinto) can be also called spirit replacement or substitute. In spite of what their name may suggest, shintai ...
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shintai

(Japanese: `god-body`), in the Shint religion of Japan, manifestation of the deity (kami), its symbol, or an object of worship in which it resides; ... [1 related articles]
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