SHINTO: EL CAMINO DE LOS KAMI. Shinto: the way of kami
Te animo a que veas los siguientes vídeos sobre el shintoismo, para que conozcas un poco mejor la religión y tradiciones japonesas. Conocer nos capacita para disfrutar más de nuestras posibilidades y de todo lo que nos rodea.I encourage you to watch the following videos on Shintoism. They show us some information about Japanese religion and culture. Remember, learning things enable us to enjoy our capacities and everything around us.
El shintoismo es la mejor expresión the la cultura tradicional en Japón. Está conectada con costumbres y ceremonias muy antiguas que se relacionan con el culto a los kami, dioses o espíritus. Shintoism is the traditional Japanese cutlure best expression. It is connected with very ancient customs and traditions related to the cult of kami, gods or spirits.
Presta atención a los siguientes vídeos, en ellos podrás obserbar elementos de la cultura tradicional japonesa como: vestimenta, música, arte, templos, ritos, símbolos culturales y muchas otras cosas. Pay attention to the following videos, you will watch some interesting traditional objects from the Japanese culture, like clothing, music, art, temples or shrines, ceremonies, symbols and many other things.
Este primer vídeo comenta la conexión que existe entre los santuarios shintoistas y los templos budistas en Japón. This first video will help you to find the connection between Shinto shrines and Buddhist temples.
En el siguiente vídeo vamos a ver un rito habitual en los santuarios japoneses, en el que se escribe en una tablilla de madera una oración o ruego a los espíritus o dioses del lugar. In the next video we will watch a usual rite in the Japanese shrines, it consist of writing a pray on a piece of wood and later hanging it in a special place.
En el siguiente vídeo tendrás la oportunidad de ver imágenes, de escuchar y leer una amplia explicación sobre qué es el shintoísmo, sus templos, historia y características. In the coming video you will have the chance to see some images, to listen to it and to read a wide explanation on Shinto and its characteristics.
Este último vídeo nos explica qué son los kami y nos muestra la belleza que guardan algunos paisajes de Japón. This last video explains what the kami are and shows the beauty of some Japanese landscapes. Enjoy it!
Aquí tienes una imagen que no está conectada con el shintoismo. ¿Sabes cuál es?Here you have one image that in not connected with Shintoism. Do you know which one is it?
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I see all the videos i like the last . It says that the shinto belives in good things but Buddha belives that the world is evil and negative. The shinto not belive in the died they think that is bad luck
Hi Juan Antonio. I watched the videos and the fourth video is the coolest one. I learnt that Shinto believes the world is good and Buddha thinks it is bad and evil and I also learnt that people put notes on that gate which is the symbole of Shintoism
Hi Juán Antonio, I have seen all the videos and I enjoy them.In the first video you can see a sacred place,the fourth video say a lot of interesting things.it say that kami is the divine spirit of all things in nature, it can be a rock,a flower,a plant... In fact shinto is a very interesting religion.
Hi Juan Antonio My favourite kami in the world is the moon because it is always in the sky and it is a good representation of a kami...But the flowers are also very beautiful (like the moon). I think that they will be good kamis!! Thank you for the videos!!
Hi Juan Antonio!! I saw the videos and the sentence of the fourth video that I chose is: THINGS THAT CAN BE EXEMPLES OF KAMI. A kami is a shintoism spirit that take the form of things and concepts important to life. So everything can be a kami:a flower;rocks;the moon... By!!
Hello everyone! The first video shows us the differences between Buddhist and Shinto temples. -The Shinto are built in secluded wooded areas and related to the nature. -They have a lot of amulets and other objects that will be seen in the sanctuary and are used to know the will of the gods. -There is usually one Buddhist temple in each municipality. -They are built in open areas and its architecture is more complex. -In Buddhist temples outdoor gardens are very important and they have stones representing symbols, such as animals or spirits, and they practice meditation and relaxation there. The second teaches us a tradition which, in my opinion, it's very nice; what Christians do with prayer the Shintoists do it with a tablet, it is more visible to the whole community and you can see the requests and prayers of all the others. The third and fourth videos generally speak of Shintoism and its essential characteristics. Watched the videos, my opinion is that Shinto is very similar to Buddhism, without the reference of a person like Buddha and however as the main base, they have the worship to the kami or spirits of the nature. Bye, bye Nievesnautas!
The second video teaches us a tradition which it's very nice; what Christians do with prayer the Shintoists do it with a tablet, it is more visible to the whole community and you can see the requests and prayers of all the others. The third and fourth videos generally speak of Shintoism and its essential characteristics. Watched the videos, my opinion is that Shinto is very similar to Buddhism, without the reference of a person like Buddha and however as the main base, they have the worship to the kami or spirits of the nature.
Hi!, I have seen all the videos and I think that is a curious and very primitive religion, and where is important become together and be happy :). The video that I like most is the last one because I think that the kamis, are interesting but at the same time a bite estrange, and I learn that people write notes to spirits and then, they put in the gates. Also, a Tori Gate is the gate of shinto, and a thing that I agree with shinto is that the world is god, so it means that all of us, are an important part of the universe. In the second video I learn that people pray taking a piece of wood and then they pray, and in the Tori Gates there are kamis. In the first one, I acquire that the main idea is that there is a relation-ship between Buddhist temples and Shinto Shrines. And in shintoism the shrines are elements which represents spirits or kamis. I saw how is the dinner-room of Chinese culture. Shinto means the way of the gods, the beauty of all nature things. In the third video I read that the pharaohs created the shinto origin and in this religion was very important the legal system , made by Confucianism in Chinese but the origin of the Shintoism was in Japan. The dragons are important. And a curious thing is: While Buddhism emphasizes the afterlife and ending of the cycle of rebirths, Shinto emphasizes this life and finding happiness within it. Also, I understand that shinto is a great love and reverence of nature. So, another important things are... -All the Japanese people are at the same time buddhist and shintoist -Shrines and temples are connect I think that the image that is not of the Shintoism is the photo which some people is walking with and umbrella, because I think that this is a parade of other culture or a festival...
Cause this is the last video I hope that this work is well done and the previous, and also hope that the coming year will repeat these duties, which in a way are more fun and educational
My favourite video is the last one, because in it we can see how the kamis are represented (in very beautiful places and living things) and they explain us about the kamis and the torii. But I like ,too, the third video, because they explain us the shinto with a very easy text, which is also read by a person in english.
I don't know very well what is the image which isn't related to shinto, but I think it may be the image of a giraffe.
Hi Juan Antonio: I have seen the videos and I think that all of them teach sommething to us because all the images can be kamis and the history that tells how the shintoism born is a good way to learn more.
Hi Juan Antonio: Before seing evrey video I think that I´m going to talk about the last because the photos represent that everywhere can be a kami and the potos are so beautiful too. The other videos are very good too like the great explanation of this religión. then, I think the photo which not represent Shinto is the photo of the jiraffe because the others represent the torii and the way of worshiping to Kami.
hi juan antonio I've seen all the videos, the interesting has been the second because I never knew that there was this ritual and it was so common. the fourth video I've also learned japan is the birth of place and also kami is the divine spirit. and the torii gate is the gate of sinto.
Hi peolple! I've seen all the videos and wich I have learned more is with the last one, I have learned that: -Japan is the birth place of Shintoism. -Kami is the divin spirit of all things in nature. -These things can be examples of Kami: add shaped rocks, plants and the moon -The tori gates is the gate of Shinto -People writes notes and put in on the top of the gate -Shinto believes the world is good
With the second one I have learned a usual rite in the Japanese shrines, it consist of writing a pray on a piece of wood and later hanging it in a special place. I find interesting the last photo it is funny the giraffe.
The video I like the most is the third one. I have learnt about the japanesse religion and culture.It is an interesting video that shows us information about japanesse customs. It tells us how shinto began and what shinto means. I think shinto is a good religion because It is worried about all the things in earth and in heaven, shinto also show you how it is always conected with gods and spirits. Finally I like a lot the pictures about dragons that appear in the video.
Goodnight to everyone, I have seen all the videos, and I like them a lot. The most strange think is that the japanese tecnology is the most develop of the world; but the religion is one of the most primitive. In the first video, I learn the differents between Buddhist's temples and the Shinto's shrines. -The temples are a place of pilgrimace for japanese people and they are more complex places(they have gardens to meditate, they have a big bell and they are bigger) -Shrines are a worship place in which there are shinto festivals. Now this two concepts are related, for example in buddhist temples, there are shinto elements. In the second video, I learn that there are more than one gate in the most importants shrines. For me is bad that they need to pay fo pry(they need to buy the piece of wood) In the third video, I learn that: -At the first, the gods were different in all the tribes. -The most important development was the introduction of a legal system based in Chinese and Confucianism. -It's a cosmic religion, that finds in the beauty and symmetry of nature manifestations of the gods. They love and reveread nature. -The Kamis are in every beautiful thing. -I like the origin of Toriis. -The kaguara is their typical dance. The last video was the easiest to understand, and for me the best. In it, I learn that sometimes, they put messages in the top of the gate; and that it is important to believe that the world is good; no that it's evil and negative. You need only to think in the good events, and no remember the bad things. Bye bye!!!!!!!!!!!
Hello :) After seeing all the videos, I have to say that this religion is such a different and interesting religion, and it isn't based on complex things, because it is a very primitive religion, one of the most ancient ones. I have learnt a lot with all this four videos. All of them teach a lot of different things about Shinto. My favourite ones are the secon video (which shows us the way to worship in shrines, writing in a piece of wood) and the las one, because on it we can learn a lot of Shinto in only a few minutes. in the first video, the most important idea is the difference between Shinto shrines and Buddhist temples, such as the type of decoration, the cult or the size. And in the third video I have learnt a lot about Shinto history, its purpose and about the sacred kamis. Finally, I want to comment which is the photo that is not related to Shinto: The one with the giraffe :P I hope my oppinion to be useful. Marina
Hi Juan Antonio. From the third video the aspect which I have liked the most was that people write their wishes on pieces of wood and put them at temples, hoping that their wishes come true. I mean, thats impossible!! And also I find interesting that if in some cases their wishes come true they really think that it was because of that they pray for that at the temples. So they give thanks to the gods. I really can't understand it!!
Hello,Juan Antonio Crespo: I saw the three videos about Shintoismand their believes and manners. In the third video,that explain some ideas of Shinto tradition,there were two phrases that I liked;one is:"THE TORI GATE IS THE GATE OF SHINTO",and the other one:"SHINTO:BELIEVES THE WORLD IS GOOD". Probably the second one is the best in my opinion because the tradition of Shintoism is to respect kami and live this life as better as you know because there won't be another.In Buddishm life is suffering and you only life to achive the eternal live. Also the other prhases of the third video show us the esence of the traditional culture of Japan and the religion of Shintoism. Thanks to show us Shinto culture and to help us to life this live as better as we can and do things as better as we know.
Hi, Juan Antonio: the most beautiful kami, in my opinion os the One who is between the tree and the wall, I like people who remember their grandparents, parents, or special people building an special and small sanctuary for them. Why spend money in big buildings when you only wan t to respect ancestors! They introduce in the box symbolically things: jewels, clothings... It's a very original one! They have a friendly culture. Thanks for the videos.
Hello Juan Antonio: The best Kami I think is the one in the third video because is a very beautyful image.That Kami is the one that was near the tree with some pieces of wood writes on it.I like the red thing of the last video.I have made some researchers and I have seen that is the principal symbol of shinto and I am going to explaine the next day
Hi Juan Antonio i see the third video and i can say that the most beautiful kami for me is the moon. I choose the moon because i think it´s a satellite without light but it´s as beauty as the rest of the stars with own light. It decorates the night´s sky every night.
Hi Juan Antonio: For me, the most beutiful kami is the gate, because it is the most beautiful and most special, because we see a plant, a mountain or a tree everyday, but not everyday we see a gate, and because I think that to put notes o it for the gods and spritis is a thing very interesting that sorprise me. Bye!
The Kami I have selected is the sunset at the beach. I choose this image because I think that: -It expresses very well the essence of a kami -It has lots of beauty that make it special from the other beaches -It can be a sacred place of Shinto.
Hi! After watching the third video, I can say that the kamis I like best are simple ones;those that are beautiful because of their plainness, in the way that we can admire their natural truth. Everything has a function, a task to carry out. I think this is the essence of shintoism, to discover what is the aim, the goal, the objective of every element of the universe, so we will be able to see beauty. The more beauty our eyes can observe,the happier we are. This primitive religion is based on natural forces.Perhaps, nowadays there is only a few people that strongly belive in that concept, but everyone likes staring at beautiful things.For this reason, we should consider shintoism of a very high value. It can be an union bond between all humans, because, without a doubt, beauty is amazing. Not to forget that we can find it even in small rocks, even in the sea, even in the action of throwing small rocks into the sea. It is incredible.
Hi J.A.: You told us to choose one image of the third video. I think that I choose the second one, that shows a temple with many trees around. You said that we should give you three reasons: 1- It's the most beautiful image for me, and beauty represents Kamis. 2- I like the way in which the photo is taken. 3- And I think that if an image is taken from high places it would be more beautiful.
Hello Juan Antonio. For me,the most beautiful image from the third video is the fourth torii that appears in the 47th second of the video. I've chosen it because : -the torii represents the relationship between the image and shinto. -it perfectly reflects the beauty of the day and the beauty of the night. -its beauty is a great example of what a kami is apart from the rest of the images of the video.
Hello Juan Antonio. After watching all five times more images I chose the last image. The whole world shining on my computer screen showed me the eight million Kami miriades seeking divinity in everything present in that great earthly ball. In nature, objects righteousness and SHINE as one of the main qualities as cultivating. The celestial Kami has us there, giving life to all states and all we are entering cultivate harmony. I think I was inspired and I do not know if I've managed to give three reasons. One is the search for divinity in everything worldwide. Another is the wonderful and brilliant grandeur shows us, it's one of the things we seek to cultivate. And another may be clear, neat and reasonably straight shown us all inside circumference providing a seamless straight looking for a world full of sincerity.
Hi Juan Antonio I preferred the image of the moon for the following reasons: -Kami represents beauty and I think it represent it perfect and in the old culture moon reflect beautiful things - It reflect the image of the dark and the light - It´s a kami that where ever you are . you are able to see it
Hi people! I am gema And i have seen all THAT amazing videos And i think THAT all OF them teach something very important, for example the kami( moon, a raquet...) the kami THAT i like the most IS the sun because it always bright no matter the circunstancias And the clouds!
Hi! I'm going to write about the third video that explain us the Kamis. For me the most important kami are the kamis related to nature, such as:animals,plants,stars... I think they are the most important ones because the nature is the beauty of all the world and that is the reason why,I think, people should pray for it:to conservate it, to admirate it and to preservate it
Hello Juan Antonio,the kami that I have chosen of the last video is the white and pink flower,because it is the best way to represent the beaty in nature,in my opinion. Also,it symbolises the life and the important of plants to us,because without they,we can´t live. I think this kami atract much people,and this is the esence of kami,be different to others.I also think that this flower is so beautiful that it only can give good luck. BYE, SARA MERINO ASENJO.
Hi Juan Antonio, I have seen all the videos and I think the most beautiful kami is the cherry-tree, because is a coloquial tree in japan, but it is already a sacred and important kami, and a really beautiful tree at the same time, and is the best in my opinion of course
Hi Juan Antonio, I'm going to talk about the last video, the video of the kamis. I think that the most important kami is the torii gate, because it is one of the things that are characteristic of shintoism, it is like its symbol. People believe in this kami, because they write notes asking for good luck, and they put them at the top of the torii gate. However, I think that all the images transmit us a feeling of rest and beauty, they are magical. Bye
Hi Juan Antonio, I'm going to talk about the most beatiful kami in the last video,in my opinion the best image is the apple blossoms because I love it image but all the images are beatiful and have something that do it specials Bye,bye
Hi,Juan Antonio. I saw the two last videos and the kami that I like most is the Sun( also called Amaterasu)because all the things that live in the Earth can carry out their lives thanks of the Sun.Also the Sun represent the supreme power and the light and,in shyntoism,with Susanoo(the sea) and TsukuyomI(The moon),the sun Amaterasu is the most important kami. Also,I think the sun controlled in a specific way to other inferior kami. Thank for your attention and good evening.
After whatching all the videos I've decided the Kami i like the most is the almond tree, for these three reasons: -It´s relly interesting how this tree that we also have here in Spain, in Japan is such a sacred thing. For us It´s just an usual tree, for them almost a divinity. -It gets really beautiful with all those pink flowers on it. -It is really usful, not only as a way of making a place look more beautiful and atracctive but also in culinary is a well known ingredient many people use it also in a medical way or just like its smell.
hii juan antonio my name is jorge peña and my class is second b .I choose the kami of the sunset in the beach becuase i think that it is the kami that express very well how is the shintoism and for me is a special kami becuase my grandmother has a photo in this kami
Hi, Juan Antonio, After seen all the videos, I have just decided that the kami I like the most is the Sun (goddess Amaterasu),because is one of the most important kami along with the Sea (god Susanoo) and the Moon (god Tsukuyomi).Amaterasu appears represented in the Japanese flag, its name meaning is " the great august kami who shines in the heaven ".The Sun represents the power, the light and the life because nothing can survive without the sun , for example the plants that need the sun ligh to carry out the photosinthesis. Goodbye !
Hi Juan Antonio: The answers of the two question: 1 What is the kami that you like most? And the answer is, the kami that I like most is the tori because is the shinto siymbol. 2What are the main differences between shinto shrine and buddish temps? And the anwer is,Buddhist temples use sand, stones, gravel and rocks to create the impression of flowing water and stones and rocks represent mountains and islands and Shinto shrine is the torii, a symbolic gate that marks the entrance to the sacred area.
Hi Juan Antonio. For me, the most interesting thing for me is that they celebrate the weddings in the Shinto temples and the funerals in the Buddist temples. The Kami I liked the most is the one that sows Little, colorfull and perfect shaped rocks in a river, showed in the third video. I hope you think like me. Bye!!!
I see all the videos i like the last . It says that the shinto belives in good things but Buddha belives that the world is evil and negative. The shinto not belive in the died they think that is bad luck
Hi, Juan Antonio: /i The differences between toist shrines and buddhist temples are that the shrines are made with rocks , sand , leaves with a candle in the middle and some are made with branches and the buddhist temple are big , high and made with stone too but with difference form.
And the kami that I like most is the image of the waterfall
Hi Juan Antonio, for me, the most interesting thing, that it takes my attention is the big and large red door, called Tori, to enter in the temple.It symbolies that tempele is a sacred one and an important shinto temple. In the second video os this blog, in my opinion, the most beatifull Kami is the bis red door (Kami)that is on the beach, in te water os the ocean. And in the third video, the most beatifull Kami i had seen is the flower that i think ir symbolies the sring and summer. Thanks and see you later!!!!
Hi, I saw all the videos and in the second one i felt that the most interesting thing is that the japan people write their wishes in a piece of wood for the spirits do them a reallity. I found it interesting because i indentify the christian people with them,when we turn on the ligth of a candel to make a wish. I choose a kami that is the moon. I choose it because i think that it represents that the human being can do everything.
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