🐒Nikko - dia 1 - 11/6🐒 🐒Retrocediendo y volviendo a pasar por el Nikko toshogu, me dirigi hacia santuario Futarasan creado por el monje Shodo Shonin en el año 782. Esta dedicado a las 3 montañas sagradas de Nikko Taro, Nyoho y Nantai. Cuenta Mezcla elementos sintoístas y budistas. Muchos de sus arboles milenarios considerados sagrados están rodeados por cuerdas.
🐒A pesar de estar en un santuario, aquí se ve la estatua de Daikokuten, un dios popular en el budismo para la buena fortuna, esto demuestra la mezcla de ambas religiones antes de la restauración Meiji donde se separan (este abarca un lapso de 4 años entre el periodo Tokugawa (o Edo) y la nueva era Meiji. Entrada gratis.
"sacred gate / cancello sacro"
Ink, pigments on artcloth
Shrines are thought to be where the gods of Japan reside, and sacres gate "torii" are said to be the division between the sacred precincts of the shrine and human world.
My work is exhibited till July 25 at
Vision quest 4rossi gallery, in Genova.
- dove: Piazza Invrea 4r Genova
- orari: mar.-sab. 15.00 - 19.00
- info: 3356195394
Talvez o torii mais conhecido do Japão seja o do Santuário de Itsukushima. Conhecido como o “torii flutuante”, pois foi construído totalmente sobre a água, atrai milhares de visitantes para a pequena ilha de Miyajima! Durante a maré baixa, é possível andar até o torii e ver todos os seus detalhes. Porém, por conta dos estragos causados pela água, o torii deve passar por reparos frequentes. Desde junho do ano passado, ele está coberto, passando por um grande restauro que deve acabar ainda esse ano.
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This week was Tanabata festival in Japan which starts on 7th night of 7th month. Tanabata is the Star festival even if it originally comes from China, it has been completely assimilated by Japanese and especially Shintoism.
Therefore it's perfect timing to start the Japanese religions serie. It's important to know that Japanese are very spiritual and you can see (on 4th slide) that both temples and shrines are more numerous than convenience store. Almost 80% of Japanese declare themselves as practicing Shintoism tradition which is mainly based on beliefs around the kami and surnatural creatures that we will explore in later post.
The main symbol for Shintoism is the Torii which is a gate towards a Kami often related to a shrine and which allows the call of Amaterasu Goddess. The gate is often in red and I used it in front cover with a hillside of the Mt Fuji symbolizing the importance of nature in Japanese spirituality.
I want to focus on an interesting point, it's that before entering a shrine or practicing any rituals the Japanese used to purificate themselves with water (slide 8-9-10). Process is named "harae" and as an Omnist I feel interesting to see that such practice are similar to many other religions as Christianism and Islam.
𝑨𝒏𝒅 𝒚𝒐𝒖 𝑎𝑟𝑒 𝑦𝑜𝑢 𝑝𝑢𝑟𝑖𝑓𝑖𝑐𝑎𝑡𝑖𝑛𝑔 𝑦𝑜𝑢𝑟𝑠𝑒𝑙𝑓 𝑏𝑒𝑓𝑜𝑟𝑒 𝑎𝑛𝑦 𝑠𝑝𝑖𝑟𝑖𝑡𝑢𝑎𝑙 𝑝𝑟𝑎𝑐𝑡𝑖𝑐𝑒, 𝒊𝒇 𝒚𝒆𝒔 𝒅𝒐 𝒚𝒐𝒖 𝒖𝒔𝒆 𝒘𝒂𝒕𝒆𝒓?
𝑭𝒐𝒓 𝒎𝒐𝒓𝒆 𝒊𝒏𝒇𝒐𝒓𝒎𝒂𝒕𝒊𝒐𝒏 𝒂𝒃𝒐𝒖𝒕 𝒓𝒆𝒍𝒊𝒈𝒊𝒐𝒏𝒔, 𝒕𝒉𝒆𝒊𝒓 𝒔𝒚𝒎𝒃𝒐𝒍𝒔 𝒐𝒓 𝒑𝒓𝒊𝒏𝒄𝒊𝒑𝒍𝒆𝒔, 𝒇𝒐𝒍𝒍𝒐𝒘 @logomnism
0 810 hours ago
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Shinto (The Way of the Gods) is the indigenous oldest faith of Japan. It is Japan's major religion alongside Buddhism.
According to Shinto, there are Sacred Spirits in nature called Kami. Kamis take the form of things and concepts important to life, such as wind, rain, mountains, trees, rivers or fertility. Humans become kami after they die and are revered by their families as ancestral kami. The kami of extraordinary people are even enshrined at some shrines. The Sun Goddess Amaterasu is considered Shinto's most important kami.
In contrast to many monotheistic religions, there are no absolutes in Shinto. There is no absolute right and wrong, and nobody is perfect. Shinto is an optimistic faith, as humans are thought to be fundamentally good, and evil is believed to be caused by evil spirits. Consequently, the purpose of most Shinto rituals is to keep away evil spirits by purification, prayers and offerings to the Kami.
A torii (literally bird abode) is a traditional Japanese gate most commonly found at the entrance of or within a Shinto shrine, where it symbolically marks the transition from the mundane to the sacred. In Shinto animals are seen as Spirit messengers and sometimes they rest on torii gates to welcome us when we enter a sacred space.
Reiki is a Japanese spiritual practice that has Shinto, Taoist and Buddhist roots.