Seeing where Shinto and Buddhism cross

May 16, 2013

Seeing where Shinto and Buddhism cross

by Sachiko Tamashige

“The number of Shinto shrines in Japan has changed over centuries due to various political and social changes. There were about 190,000 shrines during the early Meiji Era (1867-1912), before a drastic change came about in the merging of shrines and temples. The number ...