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Shinto essentially integrates the various religious practices consequent of the diverse regional and local prehistoric traditions that were practiced in ancient Japan. Not only that, but the Buddha himself lacks any evidence for his existence, apart from the fact that many varied and contradictory stories were once passed on orally for hundreds of years before being written down. Esoteric Buddhism (Mikkyō 密教) is Japan’s version of Vajrayana, or Tantric Buddhism. The most common ritual is to Bow to everyone and to images of the Buddha.

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Publisher: University of Hawaii Press (August 31, 2012)


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