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Shinto

shén dào
shin tou / shin dou
Shinto Vertical Wall Scroll

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.

Amaterasu Oomikami

amaterasu oomikami
Amaterasu Oomikami Vertical Wall Scroll

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).

Okami / God

okami / daijin
Okami / God Vertical Wall Scroll

大神 is Okami, 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.

tiān gǒu
ten gu
Tengu Vertical Wall Scroll

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
ka nai an zen
Safety and Well-Being of the Family Vertical Wall Scroll

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


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
Amaterasu Oomikami天照大神amaterasu oomikami
amaterasuoomikami
amaterasu omikami
amaterasuomikami
Okami
God
大神okami / daijin
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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Characters

If shown, 2nd row is Simp. Chinese

Pronunciation
Romanization
Simple Dictionary Definition

信徒

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xìn tú / xin4 tu2
hsin t`u / hsin tu
 shinto / しんと
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believer
layman; believer; adherent; follower; laity
a believer

大麻

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dà má / da4 ma2
ta ma
 taima(p);ooasa / たいま(P);おおあさ
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hemp (Cannabis sativa); cannabis; marijuana
(1) hemp; (2) cannabis; marijuana; pot; hashish; (3) (たいま only) Shinto paper offerings; (place-name, surname) Taima

心燈


心灯

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xīn dēng / xin1 deng1
hsin teng
 shintō
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The lamp of the mind; inner light, intelligence; mind-lamp

獅子


狮子

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shī zi / shi1 zi5
shih tzu
 shishi / ちし
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lion; CL:隻|只[zhi1],頭|头[tou2]
(1) lion; (2) left-hand guardian dog at a Shinto shrine; (place-name) Chishi
lion

祈祷

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

神幸

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

神道

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shén dào / shen2 dao4
shen tao
 shintou(p);shindou / shinto(p);shindo / しんとう(P);しんどう
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Shinto (Japanese religion)
Shinto; Shintoism; (surname) Jindou
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

菩薩


菩萨

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pú sà / pu2 sa4
p`u sa / pu sa
 bosatsu(p);bosachi(ok) / ぼさつ(P);ぼさち(ok)
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Bodhisattva (Buddhism)
(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.

see styles
guàn / guan4
kuan
 kanmuri(p);kan;kamuri;kanburi / かんむり(P);かん;かむり;かんぶり
to put on a hat; to be first; to dub
(1) (See 衣冠,束帯) traditional cap worn by Shinto clergy and courtiers; (2) crown; diadem; coronet; (3) (かんむり only) top kanji radical; (4) (かむり only) (See 俳諧・1) first verse of a haikai, etc.; (adj-t,adv-to) (5) (かん only) best; peerless; first; (6) (かんむり only) name; title; named sponsorship of a program, event, team, etc.; (given name) Masaru
crown

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chuí / chui2
ch`ui / chui
 sui / すい
to hang (down); droop; dangle; bend down; hand down; bequeath; nearly; almost; to approach
(1) zigzag-shaped paper streamer often used to adorn Shinto-related objects; (2) hornbeam (deciduous tree in the birch family); (surname) Sui
Drop, droop, let down, pass down; regard; to suspend

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

see styles
shén / shen2
shen
 tachibana / たちばな
(Japanese kokuji) sakaki (Cleyera japonica), evergreen tree used in Shinto to decorate sacred spaces
(1) sakaki (species of evergreen sacred to Shinto, Cleyera japonica); (2) evergreen (esp. one planted or used at a shrine); (personal name) Tachibana


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biāo / biao1
piao
 hyō / まあく
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
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
Signal, flag, banner; the troops under a particular banner; a notice, list, signboard, ticket; to publish; to explain

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 koma / こま (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

see styles
shè / she4
she
 yashiro / やしろ
society; group; club; agency; (old) god of the land
shrine (usually Shinto); (p,s,f) Yashiro
Gods of the land; a village, clan, society; gods of the land

see styles
zhù / zhu4
chu
 hafuri;houri / hafuri;hori / はふり;ほうり
to wish; to express good wishes; to pray; (old) wizard
(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; (surname) Yoshi
To invoke, either to bless or curse; to invoke

see styles
/ xi4
hsi
 misogi / みそぎ
semiannual ceremony of purification
(noun/participle) {Shinto} purification ceremony (performed with water); ritual purification; ablutions; (female given name) Misogi

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

お宮

see styles
 omiya / おみや Shinto shrine

お札

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

ご幣

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

三教

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sān jiào / san1 jiao4
san chiao
 sankyou;sangyou / sankyo;sangyo / さんきょう;さんぎょう
the Three Doctrines (Daoism, Confucianism, Buddhism)
(1) Shinto, Buddhism and Confucianism; the three religions; (2) Confucianism, Buddhism and Taoism; (3) Buddhism, Shinto and Christianity; (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.

上宮


上宫

see styles
shàng gōng / shang4 gong1
shang kung
 jouguu / jogu / じょうぐう
building of a Shinto shrine complex built upon the highest ground; (place-name) Jouguu
Jōgū

下宮

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

両部

see styles
 ryoubu / ryobu / りょうぶ (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

中宮

see styles
 chuuguu / chugu / ちゅうぐう (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

仏詣

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

仮殿

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

仲店

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

供僧

see styles
 gusou / guso / ぐそう (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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