Topic: Japan/Shinto

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🔗 Sangaku

🔗 Religion 🔗 Japan 🔗 Japan/Religion 🔗 Japan/Shinto

Sangaku or San Gaku (算額; lit. translation: calculation tablet) are Japanese geometrical problems or theorems on wooden tablets which were placed as offerings at Shinto shrines or Buddhist temples during the Edo period by members of all social classes.

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🔗 Ōmoto

🔗 Religion 🔗 Women's History 🔗 Japan 🔗 Japan/Religion 🔗 Religion/New religious movements 🔗 Japan/Shinto

Oomoto (大本, Ōmoto, Great Source, or Great Origin), also known as Oomoto-kyo (大本教, Ōmoto-kyō), is a religion founded in 1892 by Deguchi Nao (1836–1918), often categorised as a new Japanese religion originated from Shinto. The spiritual leaders of the movement have predominantly been women; however, Deguchi Onisaburō (1871–1948) has been considered an important figure in Omoto as a seishi (spiritual teacher). Since 2001, the movement has been guided by its fifth leader, Kurenai Deguchi.

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