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Shinto

China shén dào
Japan shin tou / shin dou
Shinto

神道 is how to write Shinto, a Japanese national religion.

The meaning is "Way of the Gods."

This term also has meaning for Chinese Buddhists where it means the spirit world of devas, asuras, and pretas. It can also be understood as doctrines concerning the soul.

Okami / God

Japan okami / daijin
Okami / God

大神 is Okami. It is an honorific title for God (used in Shinto and other religions). If you directly translate this, you get something like, "Big Spirit" or "Great Spirit."


There are other titles that romanize as "Okami" in Japanese, so make sure this is the right meaning for you. Another common okami means wolf but is a completely different Kanji and meaning.

Amaterasu Oomikami

Japan amaterasu oomikami
Amaterasu Oomikami

天照大神 is the Japanese Shinto deity often referred to as the Sun Goddess.

The full name is often romanized as Amaterasu Oomikami/Omikami.
Sometimes also written as 天照大御神 (just the addition of 御 near the end).

Tengu

China tiān gǒu
Japan ten gu
Tengu

天狗 is the Japanese title for Tengu, which roughly translates as, "heavenly dog."

Tengu are a type of legendary creature found in Japanese folk religion and are also considered a type of Shinto god (kami) or yōkai (supernatural beings).

The origin is Chinese, though this term is seldom used in Chinese any more. It was a dog-like Chinese demon (Tiangou)

Although the title contains the word "dog," the tengu are often depicted with human and bird-like characteristics. Sometimes they have large noses or beaks like birds.

Safety and Well-Being of the Family

Kanai Anzen
Japan ka nai an zen
Safety and Well-Being of the Family

家內安全 is kind of the Japanese way of saying, "Family First." It's really a Japanese proverb about the safety and well-being of your family, and/or, peace and prosperity in the household.

Some Japanese will hang an amulet in their home with these Kanji on it. The purpose being to keep your family safe from harm.

According to Shinto followers, hanging this in your home is seen as an invocation to God to always keep members of the family free from harm.

We were actually looking for a way to say "family first" in Japanese when this proverb came up in the conversation and research. While it doesn't literally say "family first," it shows that the safety and well-being of your family is your first or most important priority. So, this proverb is the most natural way to express the idea that you put your family first.


See Also:  Peace and Prosperity


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信徒

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Mandarin xìn tú / xin4 tu2
Taiwan hsin t`u / hsin tu
Japanese shinto / しんと
Chinese believer
Japanese layman; believer; adherent; follower; laity
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大麻

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Mandarin dà má / da4 ma2
Taiwan ta ma
Japanese taima(p);ooasa / たいま(P);おおあさ
Chinese hemp (Cannabis sativa); cannabis; marijuana
Japanese (1) hemp; (2) cannabis; marijuana; pot; hashish; (3) (たいま only) Shinto paper offerings; (place-name, surname) Taima; (female given name) Owasa; (place-name) Oosa; (place-name, surname) Ooasa
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Marijuana / Weed / Pot

心燈


心灯

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Mandarin xīn dēng / xin1 deng1
Taiwan hsin teng
Japanese shintō
The lamp of the mind; inner light, intelligence; mind-lamp
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Inner Light / Intelligence

獅子


狮子

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Mandarin shī zǐ / shi1 zi3
Taiwan shih tzu
Japanese chishi / ちし    shishizaki / ししざき    shishi / しし
Chinese lion; CL:隻|只[zhi1],頭|头[tou2]; Leo (star sign); Shihtzu township in Pingtung County 屏東縣|屏东县[Ping2 dong1 Xian4], Taiwan
Japanese (1) lion; (2) left-hand guardian dog at a Shinto shrine; (place-name) Chishi; (surname) Shishizaki; (place-name, surname) Shishi
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Lion

祈祷

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Japanese kitou / kito / きとう Japanese (noun/participle) (1) prayer; grace (at meals); (2) (Shinto) (Buddhist term) exorcism

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神幸

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Japanese shinkou;jinkou / shinko;jinko / しんこう;じんこう Japanese {Shinto} (See 神体) transferring a shintai in a portable shrine, e.g. to another shrine or to a ceremony; (female given name) Miyuki; (place-name) Jinkou; (surname, given name) Shinkou
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神道

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Mandarin shén dào / shen2 dao4
Taiwan shen tao
Japanese shintou(p);shindou / shinto(p);shindo / しんとう(P);しんどう
Chinese Shinto (Japanese religion)
Japanese Shinto; Shintoism; (surname) Jindou; (surname) Shindou; (surname) Shishidou
The spirit world of devas, asuras, and pretas. Psychology, or the doctrines concerning the soul. The teaching of Buddha. Shinto, the Way of the Gods, a Japanese national religion; the spiritual path
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菩薩


菩萨

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Mandarin pú sà / pu2 sa4
Taiwan p`u sa / pu sa
Japanese bosatsu(p);bosachi(ok) / ぼさつ(P);ぼさち(ok)
Chinese Bodhisattva (Buddhism)
Japanese (n,n-suf) (1) {Buddh} bodhisattva; one who has reached enlightenment but vows to save all beings before becoming a buddha; (2) High Monk (title bestowed by the imperial court); (3) (See 本地垂迹説) title bestowed to Shinto kami in manifestation theory; (surname) Mizoro
bodhisattva, cf. 菩提薩埵. While the idea is not foreign to Hīnayāna, its extension of meaning is one of the chief marks of Mahāyāna. 'The Bodhisattva is indeed the characteristic feature of the Mahāyāna.' Keith. According to Mahāyāna the Hinayanists, i.e. the śrāvaka and pratyekabuddha, seek their own salvation, while the bodhisattva's aim is the salvation of others and of all. The earlier intp. of bodhisattva was 大道心衆生 all beings with mind for the truth; later it became 大覺有情 conscious beings of or for the great intelligence, or enlightenment. It is also intp. in terms of leadership, heroism, etc. In general it is a Mahayanist seeking Buddhahood, but seeking it altruistically; whether monk or layman, he seeks enlightenment to enlighten others, and he will sacrifice himself to save others; he is devoid of egoism and devoted to helping others. All conscious beings having the Buddha-nature are natural bodhisattvas, but require to undergo development. The mahāsattva is sufficiently advanced to become a Buddha and enter nirvāṇa, but according to his vow he remains in the realm of incarnation to save all conscious beings. A monk should enter on the arduous course of discipline which leads to Bodhisattvahood and Buddhahood.
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Mandarin chuí / chui2
Taiwan ch`ui / chui
Japanese sui / すい    shidaru / しづ    shizuri / しだる    shigeru / しずり
Chinese to hang (down); droop; dangle; bend down; hand down; bequeath; nearly; almost; to approach
Japanese (1) zigzag-shaped paper streamer often used to adorn Shinto-related objects; (2) hornbeam (deciduous tree in the birch family); (surname) Sui; (female given name) Shidzu; (personal name) Shidaru; (female given name) Shizuri; (personal name) Shigeru
Drop, droop, let down, pass down; regard; to suspend

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Mandarin/ bi4
Taiwan pi
Japanese mai / まい    hei;nusa / he;nusa / へい;ぬさ
Chinese money; coins; currency; silk
Japanese (archaism) reward; present; gift; offering to the gods; {Shinto} staff with plaited paper streamers; (personal name) Minematsu; (surname) Hei; (personal name) Fukumatsu; (personal name) Fukuba; (personal name) Fukugi; (personal name) Fukuue; (surname) Nusa; (surname) Shide

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Japanese shide / しで Japanese zigzag-shaped paper streamer often used to adorn Shinto-related objects

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Mandarin shén / shen2
Taiwan shen
Japanese tachibana / たちばな    sagaki / さがき    sakaki / さかき    kashiwa / かしわ
Chinese sakaki tree (Japanese kokuji)
Japanese (1) sakaki (species of evergreen sacred to Shinto, Cleyera japonica); (2) evergreen (esp. one planted or used at a shrine); (personal name) Tachibana; (place-name) Sagaki; (surname, female given name) Sakaki; (surname) Kashiwa

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Mandarin biāo / biao1
Taiwan piao
Japanese maaku / maku / まあく    hyou / hyo / ひょう    shirube / しるべ    shimegi / しめぎ    shimeki / しめき    shime / しめ    kozue / こずえ
Chinese mark; sign; label; to mark with a symbol, label, lettering etc; to bear (a brand name, registration number etc); prize; award; bid; target; quota; (old) the topmost branches of a tree; visible symptom; classifier for military units
Japanese guidance; guide; (1) mark; sign; (2) symbol; emblem; (3) badge; crest; flag; (4) evidence; proof; (5) (kana only) token (of gratitude, affection, etc.); (1) (Shinto) (abbreviation) rope used to cordon off consecrated areas or as a talisman against evil; (2) (archaism) cordoning off; cordoning-off sign; (female given name) Maaku; (surname) Hyou; (surname) Shirube; (surname) Shimegi; (surname) Shimeki; (surname) Shime; (female given name) Kozue
Signal, flag, banner; the troops under a particular banner; a notice, list, signboard, ticket; to publish; to explain

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Japanese koma / こま Japanese (n,n-pref) (1) Korea (esp. the Goguryeo kingdom or the Goryeo dynasty); (2) (stone) guardian lion-dogs at Shinto shrine; (surname, female given name) Koma

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Mandarin shè / she4
Taiwan she
Japanese yashiro / やしろ    sha / しゃ
Chinese society; group; club; agency; (old) god of the land
Japanese shrine (usually Shinto); (n,n-suf) (1) (abbreviation) (See 会社) company; association; society; (2) regional Chinese god of the earth (or a village built in its honour); (ctr,suf) (3) counter for companies, shrines, etc.; (p,s,f) Yashiro
Gods of the land; a village, clan, society.

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Mandarin zhù / zhu4
Taiwan chu
Japanese hafuri;houri / hafuri;hori / はふり;ほうり    shuku / しゅく
Chinese to wish; to express good wishes; to pray; (old) wizard; surname Zhu
Japanese (1) {Shinto} (See 宮司,禰宜・1,神主・2) junior Shinto priest; (2) (polite language) (obscure) {Shinto} Shinto priest; generic title for a member of the Shinto priesthood; (1) (abbreviation) (See 祝日) public holiday; (prefix noun) (2) celebration; (surname) Yoshi; (given name) Megumi; (personal name) Munemoto; (personal name) Munesue; (surname) Hori; (female given name) Hofuri; (surname) Hoori; (surname) Houri; (surname) Hou; (surname, female given name) Hafuri; (surname, given name) Hajime; (surname) Norito; (surname) Nori; (surname) Tsuu; (surname, female given name) Shuku; (surname) Shuu; (surname) Ohori; (personal name) Iwao; (female given name) Iwae; (personal name) Iwau; (place-name)
To invoke, either to bless or curse.

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Mandarin/ hu4
Taiwan hu
Japanese shaku / しゃく
Chinese (old) ceremonial tablet (held by officials at an audience)
Japanese shaku (flat wooden or ivory baton carried in the right hand when in ceremonial imperial or Shinto garb)

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お宮

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Japanese omiya / おみや Japanese Shinto shrine

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お札

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Japanese ofuda / おふだ    osatsu / おさつ Japanese type of household amulet or talisman, issued by a Shinto shrine, hung in the house for protection; bill; note (currency)

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ご幣

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Japanese gohei / gohe / ごへい Japanese (Shinto) (honorific or respectful language) staff with plaited paper streamers

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三教

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Mandarin sān jiào / san1 jiao4
Taiwan san chiao
Japanese sankyou / sankyo / さんきょう
Chinese the Three Doctrines (Daoism, Confucianism, Buddhism)
Japanese Shinto, Buddhism and Confucianism; (given name) Mitsunori
The three teachings, i.e. 儒, 佛 (or 釋), and 道Confucianism, Buddhism, and Taoism; or, 孔, 老, 釋 Confucianism, Taoism (aIso known as 神敎), and Buddhism. In Japan they are Shinto, Confucianism, and Buddhism. In Buddhism the term is applied to the three periods of Śākyamuni's own teaching, of which there are several definitions: (1) The Jiangnan 南中 School describe his teaching as (a) 漸progressive or gradual; (b) 頓 immediate, i.e. as one whole, especially in the 華嚴經; and (c) 不定 or indeterminate. (2) 光統 Guangtong, a writer of the Iater Wei dynasty, describes the three as (a) 漸 progressive for beginners, i.e. from impermanence to permanence, from the void to reality, etc.; (b) 頓 immediate for the more advanced; and (c) 圓complete, to the most advanced, i.e. the Huayan as above. (3) The 三時敎q.v. (4) The 南山 Southern school deals with (a) the 性空of Hīnayāna; (b) 相空of Mahāyāna; and (c) 唯識圓 the perfect idealism. v. 行事鈔中 4. Tiantai accepts the division of 漸, 頓, and 不定 for pre-Lotus teaching, but adopts 漸 gradual, 頓 immediate, and 圓 perfect, with the Lotus as the perfect teaching; it also has the division of 三藏敎 , 通敎 , and 別敎 q.v.

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上宮


上宫

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Mandarin shàng gōng / shang4 gong1
Taiwan shang kung
Japanese jouguu / jogu / じょうぐう
Japanese building of a Shinto shrine complex built upon the highest ground; (place-name) Jouguu; (surname) Kamiya; (place-name, surname) Kamimiya; (surname) Kaminomiya; (surname) Uemiya; (surname) Uenomiya
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下宮

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Japanese geguu / gegu / げぐう Japanese building of a Shinto shrine complex built upon the lowest ground; (place-name, surname) Shimomiya; (place-name) Shimonomiya; (place-name, surname) Shitamiya

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両部

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Japanese ryoubu / ryobu / りょうぶ Japanese (1) {Buddh} two parts; both parts; (2) both realms (i.e. the Diamond Realm and the Womb Realm); (3) (abbreviation) (See 両部神道) Shinto-Buddhist amalgamation; (surname) Ryoube; (surname) Ryoubu

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中宮

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Japanese chuuguu / chugu / ちゅうぐう Japanese (1) (See 三后) the empress, the empress dowager and the grand empress dowager; (2) emperor's second consort; (3) empress; palace of the empress; (4) building of a Shinto shrine built on middle ground; (5) (See 皇居) demesne of the imperial palace; (place-name, surname) Nakamiya; (surname) Nakanomiya; (given name) Chuuguu

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仏詣

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Japanese bukkei / bukke / ぶっけい Japanese act of visiting a Shinto shrine or Buddhist temple

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仮殿

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Japanese karidono / かりどの Japanese (Shinto) temporary shrine (houses the object in which the deity resides when main shrine is under repairs)

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仲店

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Japanese nakamise / なかみせ Japanese nakamise; shops lining a passageway in the precincts of a Shinto shrine

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供僧

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Japanese gusou / guso / ぐそう Japanese (1) (abbreviation) (See 供奉僧・1) monk who attends to the principal image of a temple; (2) Buddhist monk serving at an attached Shinto shrine

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修祓

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Japanese shubatsu;shuubatsu;shuufutsu / shubatsu;shubatsu;shufutsu / しゅばつ;しゅうばつ;しゅうふつ Japanese purification rite (esp. one held prior to a Shinto event)

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The following table may be helpful for those studying Chinese or Japanese...

Title CharactersRomaji(Romanized Japanese)Various forms of Romanized Chinese
Shinto神道shin tou / shin dou
shintou / shindou
shin to / shin do
shinto/shindo
shén dào / shen2 dao4 / shen dao / shendaoshen tao / shentao
Okami
God
大神okami / daijin
Amaterasu Oomikami天照大神amaterasu oomikami
amaterasuoomikami
amaterasu omikami
amaterasuomikami
Tengu天狗ten gu / tengutiān gǒu / tian1 gou3 / tian gou / tiangout`ien kou / tienkou / tien kou
Safety and Well-Being of the Family家內安全
家内安全
ka nai an zen
kanaianzen
In some entries above you will see that characters have different versions above and below a line.
In these cases, the characters above the line are Traditional Chinese, while the ones below are Simplified Chinese.



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