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What is Religion?

Yoshiro Tamura
1964 Japanese Journal of Religious Studies  
They are unconscious of selecting any one religion as their own and 01 having laith in it. In rural areas they go to shrines to pray for recovery from illness and suffering, and to the temples for funerals. The shrines are called Ogamiya-san ( pray-ers ) and the temples Otomuraiya-san ( funeral directors ). In the cities the shrines and temples are merged into the daily life and customs of the people. Weddings and ceremonies com memorating the birth of a child are conducted at shrines; funerals
more » ... t shrines; funerals and services for the ancestors are held at temples. Moreover, we can observe shrine festivals which are expres sions of the communal life of the people. 一 -
doi:10.18874/jjrs.crj.5.4.1964.296-331 fatcat:idf6yhvgerbyzik6qosibni2x4