shiyakujin no hokora
A Book of Little Traditions
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Praxis – 08 / 29 / 2012
shintô folklore is transmitted primarily by actions – by what the common people do and how they go about doing it.
The practices focus on issues of:
  • Family structure, status within the family and within the community
  • Maintaining cultural integrity in the presence of new or foreign ideas and practices
  • The transmission of traditional folklore and practices to the next generation
  • Offerings to the kami and the ancestors
  • Concerns of purity, taboos to maintain purity, acts and ideas that engender contamination, and the practices to re-establish purity

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