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kyûchû shintô (Imperial shintô) – 06 / 14 / 2014
kyûchû shintô きゅうちゅうしんとう 宮中神道
kyû (shrine, palace)
chû (inside, middle, center)
shin (that which inspires feelings of reverence, awe, gratitude, fear/terror)
tô | dô (way)
shintô (indigenous-based spiritual practices mainly engaged in by many of the people of Japan)
kyûchû shintô (imperial shintô)

❖ The religious rites performed exclusively by the Imperial Family at the kyûchûsanden
❖ Also called kôshitsu shintô
kôshitsu shintô こうしつしんとう 皇室神道
kô (emperor)
shitsu (room, apartment, chamber)
kôshitsu (imperial household)
shin (that which inspires feelings of reverence, awe, gratitude, fear/terror)
tô | dô (way)
shintô (indigenous-based spiritual practices mainly engaged in by many of the people of Japan)
kôshitsu shintô (imperial shintô)
sanshu-no-shinki – The three sacred treasures of Japan
kyûchûsanden きゅうちゅうさんでん 宮中三殿
kyû (shrine, palace)
chû (inside, middle, center)
san (three)
den (hall, mansion, palace, temple)
kyûchûsanden (sanctuary, shrine of imperial ancestors, and temple inside imperial palace)

❖ The three shrines on the Japanese Imperial grounds
kashiko-dokoro かしこどころ 賢所
kashiko (intelligent, wise, wisdom, cleverness)
dokoro (place)
kashiko-dokoro (a palace sanctuary)

❖ Place of awe or reverence
❖ Enshrining amaterasu
kôrei-den こうれいでん 皇霊殿
kô (emperor)
rei (spirits, soul)
den (hall, mansion, palace, temple)
kôrei-den (shrine of imperial ancestors )

❖ Pavilion of the imperial ancestral spirits
❖ Enshrining the Imperial Ancestors
shin-den しんでん 神所
shin | kami (that which inspires feelings of reverence, awe, gratitude, fear/terror)
den (hall, mansion, palace, temple)
shin-den (kami shrine or temple)

❖ kami pavilion
❖ Enshrining the tenjinchigi
tenjinchigi てんじんちぎ 天神地祇
ten (heavens, sky, imperial)
jin | kami (that which inspires feelings of reverence, awe, gratitude, fear/terror)
tenjin (heavenly kami)
chi (ground, earth)
gi (national or local kami)
chigi (earthly kami)
tenjinchigi (collective term for the kami of heaven and kami of earth)

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