1. ____ means "shining in heaven"; goddess of the sun
  2. ____ is the stately ceremonial music of shinto
  3. ____ is the "male who invites" primoridial male parent god
  4. ______ is "female who invites" primordial female parent god. 
  5. ____ is a shinto shrine
  6. ____ is a spirit, god or goddess of shinto
  7. ______ is the earliest chronicle of japanese history
  8. _____ is the second chronicle of japanese history
  9. _____ is dramas performed in mask and costume, associated with shinto
  10. ____ is twisted rope, marking a sacred spot
  11. ______ is a gatelike structure that marks a shinto sacred place
  12. shinto has no know person or group as it's ____. In fact its mysterious origins date back to the _____ and their stories of how the world came into being.
    founder. ancient people of japan.
  13. shinto seems to have arisen from a human awareness of the power of ____ and the need to be in _____ with it.
    nature, harmony 
  14. shinto retains elements of ____, _____, and _____.
    shamanism, contact with nature spirits and mysterious healing
  15. shinto still exists in modern japan, a fact that is sometimes marked by a ____ tucked between concrete _____
    shrine, skyscrapers
  16. the spirits that are worshipped include the spirits of ____, ____, and ____ such as the emperor for whom the meiji period is named who did so much to modernize japan.
    spirits of departed family members, distant ancestors of one's clan and great laders
  17. the name shinto presents a problem. it is not a japanese term but emerged when ____ came from china to japan.
  18. shinto also means "_____"
    the way of gods
  19. although japanase often think of themselves as a single "race" they apparently descended from several immigrant groups that came from the northwest, possibly ____ and ____ and from the south possibly from the _____.
    siberia and korea, malay peninsula
  20. Although the immigrant groups may have focused their primary worship on different natural forces such as the ____ and ___, it seems their traditions eventually mixed ultimately blending a large number of gods into a _____ and yeilding a single ____ myth.
    sun and the moon. pantheon. creation.
  21. in the beginning as the creation myth relates there was a _____ which came to be populated by several generations of deities or spirits called ____ possibly "sacred".
    primeval chaos. Kami.
  22. Inzangi and Izanami then gave birth to additional kami many of them nature deities. One of the nature deities was a ___ god. As a result of his birth, Izanami was horribly _____ and died and went to the underworld. 
    fire. burned
  23. ____ is the spirit of the sun meaning "shining in heaven" who emerged after Izanagi had been crying and the spirit of the moon, _____. From his nostrils came the spirit of the wind ____, eventually the sun goddess ____ sent her grandson to bring order to the islands of japan. 
  24. ____ was the first human emperor of japan. As a result the imperial house mythically traces its origin back to the goddess of the ___.
    jimmu, sun
  25. Shinto adopted the buddhist practices of ____, ___, and ____
    preaching sermons, venerating statues and using incense
  26. in the late ____ century the two religions were forced to disentangle themselves
    19th century
  27. in ___ a young man named ___ came to thr throne and assumed real rather than merely symbolic power. He was known to history as emperor ____
    1868. Mutsuhito. Meiji
  28. Empor meiji imported european and american experts to build up the governmental, military and educational systems. It was a turning point in Japanese history known as _____
    meiji restoration
  29. the _____ means "crhoncile of ancient events" and the ____ means "Chronicle of japan"
    kojiki, nihongi
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