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Religion Shinbutsu bunri (神仏分離)

Shinbutsu bunri (神仏分離) – The forcible separation of Buddhism and Shinto, in particular during the Meiji era.



The Japanese term shinbutsu bunri (神仏分離) indicates the separation of Shinto from Buddhism, introduced after the Meiji Restoration , which separated Shinto kami from buddhas and also Buddhist temples from Shinto shrines, which were initially amalgamated.



Shinbutsu bunri - the separation of Shinto and Buddhism

Religion  Shinbutsu bunri - the separation of Shinto and Buddhism

Historically, the term "shinbutsu bunri" (神仏分離) refers to the policy of the Meiji government (1868-1912) of separating Shintō and Buddhism to re-establish the divine status of the emperor as prescribed by Shintō belief. Some members of the Meiji government were influenced by kokugaku (国学), a...

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