- A religious and educational organisation founded in 1872 attached to the Ise Jingu. It acquired the status of a Shinto sect during the Meiji period but is not counted among the thirteen 'Sect Shinto' (kyoha shinto) groups. Organised by Urata, Nagatami (18401893) who served in the jingikan and kyobusho in Tokyo, its first leader was Tanaka, Yoritsune, chief priest of the Ise shrine. Jingu-kyo built its activities on the networks previously developed by the oshi of the Ise Jingu, many of whom became national evangelists of the great promulgation campaign (taikyo senpu undo) of 1870-1884. It was dissolved in September 1899 to be reclassified as a secular organisation, the Jingu Hosai-kai (Ise Shrine Offering Association). It was later renamed the Tokyo-dai-jingu.
A Popular Dictionary of Shinto. Brian Bocking.