Sacred scriptures. A term used in Shinto scholarship for texts regarded as classic sources for the understanding of Shinto. The term shinten parallels the Buddhist 'butten' (Buddhist scriptures) but there is no collection of texts, sutras etc. in Shinto which parallels the Buddhist canon or the Confucian classics. Shinten refers to documents containing ancient hymns and prayers, early poetry and mytho-historical annals. Works which are often referred to as shinten include the Kojiki, Nihon shoki (Nihongi), Kogoshui, Manyoshu, various fudoki, the Engi-Shiki (including norito) etc.

A Popular Dictionary of Shinto. .

Look at other dictionaries:

  • shinten — ▪ Shintō texts       collectively, sacred texts of the Shintō religion of Japan. Although there is no single text that is accepted as authoritative by all schools of Shintō thought, some books are considered invaluable as records of ancient… …   Universalium

  • Mitsubishi Shinten — Shinten Type 14 cylinder air cooled two row radial piston engine National origin Japan Manufacturer Mitsubishi Aircraft Company Major applications Mitsubishi Ki 21, Yokosuka H5Y Produced 1934 1937 …   Wikipedia

  • Mitsubishi Kasei — This is an article about an aircraft engine. For the former chemical company of the same name Mitsubishi Kasei Corporation (三菱化成株式会社), see Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation. Kasei …   Wikipedia

  • Катаяма, Саюри — В Википедии есть статьи о других людях с такой фамилией, см. Катаяма. Саюри Катаяма 片山 さゆり Имя при рождении: 片山 沙有里 Дата рождения: 3 июля 1979(197 …   Википедия

  • Kamikaze — For other uses, see Kamikaze (disambiguation). Ensign Kiyoshi Ogawa, who flew his aircraft into the USS Bunker Hill during a Kamikaze mission on 11 May 1945. The Kamikaze (神風 …   Wikipedia

  • Nakajima Ki-44 — Ki 44 Shoki A captured Nakajima Ki 44 Role Fighter aircraft …   Wikipedia

  • Mitsubishi Zuisei — Zuisei Type 14 cylinder, air cooled, supercharged, two row radial piston engine Manufacturer Mitsubishi First run 1931 Major applications E7K2, A6M, F1M, C5M1, Ki 46 I, II, Ki 51 Number built …   Wikipedia

  • Empress Jitō — Infobox Monarch name = Empress Jitō title =Empress of Japan caption =From Ogura Hyakunin Isshu reign =Regent 686 689 690 697 othertitles =Empress Dowager Jitō (697 703) Empress of Japan (686 697) Princess Uno Sarara coronation = predecessor… …   Wikipedia

  • List of aircraft engines — ABC Dragonfly at the London Science Museum This is an alphabetical list of aircraft engines by manufacturer. Contents A B …   Wikipedia

  • Mitsubishi Heavy Industries — MHI redirects here. For mild head injury, see Concussion. Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd 三菱重工業 Type Public KK (TYO: 7011) …   Wikipedia

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”