Mission Photograph Album - Japan - O.P. #01 Page 0124
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JanOP1-124:1 Approach to a temple in Japan. Note relics of Russo-Japanese
JanOP1-124:2 Approach to Shinto Shrine. Stone lantern on the side.
JanOP1-124:3 A shrine in a cave. Shintoism is a compound of nature
worship and ancestor worship. With moral teaching Shitoism does not
concern itself, "Follow your natural impulses and obey Mikado's decrees."
Such is the sum of its theory of human duty. Preaching forms no part of
its institutions, nor are the rewards and punishments of a future-life used
as incentives to right conduct. The continued existence of the dead is
believed in; but whether it is a condition of joy or pain, is nowhere
declared. from time to time new names are added to the pantheon gods.
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