shiyakujin no hokora
A Book of Little Traditions
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kami – 06 / 10 / 2014
kami かみ
(that which inspires feelings of reverence, awe, gratitude, fear/terror)

Sublime mysteries, objects, places, natural powers, spirit(s), or people
❖ kami can be impressive forces or objects in nature, plants, animals, living people, or ancestors
kami Related Terms – Other terms that refer to kami
kami As Sublime – A definition of the term kami
No Value Judgement – What the language implies about the term kami
kasikomu (Respect Towards kami) – How we should approach kami
Types of kami – One way of classifying the various kami
Culture kami – kami that are related to humans in some way
Nature kami – kami that are releated to the natural world in some way
yaoyorozu-no-kami – Those kami that don't fall into the culture or nature

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