What are shinto shrines?

Shinto Shrines

A Shinto shrine is a structure whose main purpose is to house ("enshrine") one or more Shinto kami. (Its most important building is used for the safekeeping of sacred objects, and not for worship). Although only one word ("shrine") is used in English, in Japanese Shinto shrines may carry any one of many different, non-equivalent names like gongen, -gū, jinja, jingū, mori, myōjin, -sha, taisha, ubusuna or yashiro. (For details, see the section Interpreting shrine names.)

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Some articles on shinto shrines:

Inari Shrine - Shrines and Offerings
... Inari is a popular deity with shrines and Buddhist temples located throughout most of Japan ... to a 1985 survey by the National Association of Shinto Shrines, 32,000 shrines — more than one-third of Shinto shrines in Japan — are dedicated to Inari ... This number includes only Shinto shrines with full-time resident priests if small roadside or field shrines, shrines kept in a home or corporate office ...
List Of Shinto Shrines In Taiwan
... In the following year on December 3, 1896, the first Shinto shrine was created in Taiwan ... This was actually the already existing Koxinga Ancestral Shrine (開山王廟 Kaizan Ōbyō) located in Tainan but renamed Kaizan Shrine (開山神社) ... Since then, Shinto shrines were built in the major cities between the Meiji and Taishō period, while the majority of Shinto shrines in Taiwan were built from the late 1930s until Japan's defeat in World War II ...
Buddhist Temples In Japan - Buddhist and Shinto Structures
... Buddhist temples exist side to side with Shinto shrines, and both share the basic features of Japanese traditional architecture ... Not only can torii, the gates usually associated only with Shinto, be found at both, but the entrance to a shrine can be marked by a rōmon, a gate which is Buddhist in ... Some shrines, for example Iwashimizu Hachiman-gū, have a Buddhist-style main gate called sōmon ...
List Of Shinto Shrines In Kyoto
... List of Shinto shrines in Kyoto includes many Shinto shrines but this list encompasses only some of the 400 Shinto shrines with scattered locations throughout ... Kamigamo Shrine (上賀茂神社, Kamikamo-jinja?), formally identified as Kamo Wakeikaduchi Shrine (賀茂別雷神社?) ... Shimogamo Shrine (下鴨神社, Shimokamo-jinja?), formally identified as Kamo Mioya Shrine (賀茂御祖神社?) ...

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