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Kyoto shrine revives Shinto-Buddhist rite after 550-year hiatus

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A widely known shrine in Kyoto held a Shinto as well as Buddhist rite coming from the 10th century after a 550-year hiatus on Friday, as component of its initiatives to restore old routines.

The Kitano Tenmangu shrine, established in 947, stated it had actually not held the Kitano Goryoe rite because 1467, when the Onin War, an 11-year-long civil battle, burst out.

The rite was initially held to calm the temper of the spirit of Sugawara no Michizane (845-903), a scholar as well as political leader preserved as a god at Kitano Tenmangu, as individuals in old Japan thought that all-natural catastrophes as well as upsurges was because of curses made by widely known numbers that were unfortunately eliminated or that passed away with sensations of animosity.

On Friday, shrine clergymans did the rite collectively with clergymans from the Enryakuji Temple in Otsu, Shiga Prefecture, as the Goryoe rite had actually been kept in a syncretism of Shinto as well as Buddhism.

In enhancement to wishing the repose of Michizane’s spirit, the clergymans wished an end to the unique coronavirus pandemic as well as for individuals’s healthiness as well as safety and security, according to the shrine.


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