Taikyo senpu undo
   'The Great Promulgation Campaign' or 'Great Teaching Movement'. The first attempt by the Meiji government from 1870—1884 to formulate a nation-uniting religion. The campaign comprised three elements: (1) The three great teachings (taikyo, sanjo no kyosoku), (2) the Daikyo-in or Great Teaching Institute in Tokyo where the movement was based and (3) an army of national evangelists (kyodo-shoku) drawn from many different walks of life (actors, preachers, storytellers, clergy of the new religions etc.) trained in the national creed.

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  • Shinto Taikyo —     Great Teaching of Shinto . One of the thirteen groups of sect Shinto (kyoha shinto). An organisation with no single founder, it was established in 1873 by pro Shinto Meiji administrators as the Temple of the Great Teaching (Taikyo in) to… …   A Popular Dictionary of Shinto

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  • Daikyo-in —    The Great Teaching Institute . A Meiji government agency founded shortly after the restoration to spread the daikyo or taikyo Great Teaching through the Great Promulgation Campaign (Taikyo senpu undo). Although the institute was headed by… …   A Popular Dictionary of Shinto

  • Sanjo no kyosoku —    The three great teachings (=taikyo) which formed the basic creed of the Great Promulgation Campaign (taikyo senpu undo) of 1870 1884. They were (1) respect for the kami and love of country; (2) making clear the principles of heaven and the way …   A Popular Dictionary of Shinto

  • Fukuba, Bisei (or Yoshishizu) — (1831 1907)    A disciple of Okuni Takamasa, and one of the most significant Meiji period national learning (kokugaku) leaders. In his own fief of Tsuwano in Western Japan he carried out an early dissociation of kami from Buddhism (shinbutsu… …   A Popular Dictionary of Shinto

  • Jingu-kyo —    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,… …   A Popular Dictionary of Shinto

  • Kyodo-shoku —     National evangelists trained at the daikyo in to disseminate the Great Teaching during the Great Promulgation Campaign of 1870 1884.    See Taikyo senpu undo …   A Popular Dictionary of Shinto

  • Okuni, Takamasa — (1792 1871)    A kokugaku scholar who took a leading role in the administration of shrine affairs in the aftermath of the Meiji restoration. He was a well educated samurai from the domain of Tsuwano (Shimane) who studied kokugaku with Hirata,… …   A Popular Dictionary of Shinto

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