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Shinto Jinja Database (Ancient)

Foreword

OKADA Shôji

 This Database is a result of Research on the Formation and Development of Shinto and Japanese Culture, the area of research for Group II.
 We lies at the heart of the Establishment of a National Learning Institute for the Dissemination of Research on Shinto and Japanese Culture program. Our research is based on and implemented via textual studies, which have been fostered since the foundation of Kokugakuin University many years ago.
 Textual studies are the backbone of National Learning Research, one of the main themes of the overall program. By National Learning Research, we do not mean to imply a specific field of study, but instead a specific form of engagement and individuality employed in our research, which strives to produce highly objective and detailed evidential studies. Given that the term Kokugaku, or National Learning is a central part of our university's name, we feel a strong need to be involved in research on and dissemination of works regarding National Learning.
 Our main topic of research concerns Shinto as a historical phenomenon. As Shinto has had a great influence had on the formation, development, and preservation of Japanese culture, we are focusing our attention on this relationship between Shinto and Japanese culture, attempting to clarify the relationship primarily through textual studies. In doing so, we aim to produce evidential and historical research on the nature of Shinto and it's social functions. This is the main research focus of us.
 While Shinto has a fundamentally consistent pattern of belief at its core, it has also been influenced by the various events of each time period, thus developing in a historical fashion. In other words, although Shinto has been expressed through historically determined phenomena, it also exists as a fundamental part of the Japanese spirit. Hence, it is a vitally important task to elucidate how the world of Shinto has both changed throughout history and how it has managed to preserve its essence.

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Notes

 This Database is a part of results of the project "Through the Collection, Analysis, and Research of Fundamental Data Concerning Shrines and Shinto (Prepared by Professor OKADA Shôji and Professor SAKAMOTO Koremaru)" of 21st century COE program "Establishment of a National Learning Institute for the Dissemination of Research on Shinto and Japanese Culture". The textual materials related to ancient Jinja (Shrines) and Jingi (Gods) are collected. It is hoped to be greatly appreciated when you refer to it could refer as a help for the researches.
 Please note the following point.
  • The up-loaded data are reliable records, documents or materials in studies for Japanese histories; mainly constructed of 'Rikkokushi' (six official court histories), except of the first two Jindai (the age of the gods) books on 'Nihon-Shoki'.
  • Variant forms of the letters are converted into current forms for the retrieval and the interpretation.
  • To be understood easily, expressions of letters on the up-loaded data are in Unicode (UTF-8).
  • The data are arranged in the chronological order. And each datum has its own heading divided according to era as follows. You can jump to the optional part of era in this database when you click on each clickable heading.
    • Forward Taika Era (-A.D.644)
    • Taika 1 - Tenji Tenno Era 10th (645-671)
    • Tenmu Tenno Era 1st - Monmu Tenno Era 4th (672-700)
    • Taiho 1 - Jinki 5 (701-728)
    • Tenpyo 1 - Tenpyoshoho 8 (729-756)
    • Tenpyohoji 1 - Ten'o 1 (757-781)
    • Enryaku 1 - Daido 4 (782-809)
    • Konin 1 - Tencho 10 (810-833)
    • Jowa 1 - Ten'an 2 (834-858)
    • Jogan 1 - Gangyo 8 (859-884)
    • Ninna 1 - Shotai 3 (885-900)
    • Others (Data difficult to arrange chronologic)
  • This Database is supervised by OKADA Shôji, and made following Young Scholars and Students of Kokugakuin University.
    • KASE Naoya (Lecturer of Center for Promotion of Excellence in Research and Education)
    • KOBAYASHI Norihiko (Lecturer of Institute for Japanese Culture and Classics)
    • NAGATA Tadayasu (Research Student of Graduate School)
    • SUZUKI Satoko (Graduate Student enrolled in the doctoral course of Shinto study)
    • SEIEN Yoshiko (Graduate Student enrolled in the doctoral course of Shinto study)
    • NEMOTO Yûki (Master of Shinto study)
    • KATSUMATA Hiromu (Bachelor of Literatures)
    • YOKOYAMA Naomasa (Graduate Student enrolled in the doctoral course of Shinto study)
    • MATSUNAGA Kôhei (Graduate Student enrolled in the master's course of Shinto study)
    • KÔDA Yûri (Graduate Student enrolled in the master's course of Shinto study)
  • It obtained knowledge from following grateful Scholars.
    • MUREI Hitoshi
    • SASÔ Mamoru
    • FUJIMORI Kaoru
    • TSUDA Tsutomu
    • NISHIKIDA Tsuyoshi
    • HAYAKAWA Mannen
    • MATSUO Mitsuaki
    • OGURA Shigeji
    • KAWAHARA Hideo
    • YAMAMOTO Nobuyoshi
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  • You may not use this work for commercial purposes.
  • You may not alter, transform, or build upon this work.

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