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The two religions—Shinto, with its connections to fertility and life, and Buddhism, with its theology reaching beyond the present world—grew to support one another. Once the body is placed in the grave, family members toss handfuls of dirt upon the casket. If a person died today then, counting that day, seven days later we would begin performing religious ceremonies. The yasoshim mutsuri A+%E. which included many rituals besides the accession ceremony. 56 The niinamsai a s fell into disuse at the same time as the duijasai.

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Publisher: Shambhala (April 15, 2014)

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