修験道

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Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term
しゅ
Grade: 5
げん
Grade: 4
どう
Grade: 2
on’yomi
Alternative spelling
修驗道 (kyūjitai)

Noun[edit]

(しゅ)(げん)(どう) (shugendō

  1. A highly syncretic Buddhist religion or sect and mystical-spiritual tradition which originated in pre-Feudal Japan, in which enlightenment is equated with attaining oneness with the kami (). Practitioners are called yamabushi (mountain hermit).

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