- 'Councillor of Divinities' an office of the Imperial court traditionally occupied by the Yoshida and Shirakawa houses who were authorised to appoint shrines and priests to ranks in return for contributions. This vital prerogative was lost to the new Jingikan in 1868 but the title of Jingihaku was retained by the priestly families with control of a palace cult of the eight imperial tutelary deities.
A Popular Dictionary of Shinto. Brian Bocking.
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Jingikan — The Department of Divinity responsible for matsuri, which together with the Dajokan, according to the Ritsuryo system, constituted the government. The original jingikan which survived as part of the imperial court in Kyoto finally disappeared… … A Popular Dictionary of Shinto
Jinja Honcho — Usually translated into English as The Association of Shinto Shrines or The Shrine Association , Jinja Honcho is the present co ordinating or governing body for most of shrine Shinto (jinja shinto). The word honcho actually means not… … A Popular Dictionary of Shinto
Yoshida — Priestly clan (from 1375; formerly the Urabe). Along with the Shirakawa clan, the Yoshida filled the post of Jingihaku for the Imperial household. Scholars and spokesmen such as Yoshida, Kanetomo and Yoshida, Kanemigi established their… … A Popular Dictionary of Shinto