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  • What's the Difference Between a Temple and a Shrine?

    What's the difference between a temple and a shrine, are they different religions or the same religion?

  • #2
    It`s good question.
    Basically, different religion.
    Temple is for Buddist and Shrine is for Shinto.
    Temple have Butsuzo, and Shirine have Torii (red big gate)
    We Japanese are mix religion culture, so we visit Temple and Shrine
    Last edited by Nobita; 20th August 2016, 03:07 AM.

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    • #3
      Nobita what's a Butsuzo?
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      • #4
        Butsuzo is Buddha statue.
        See the photo pls.




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        • #5
          cool, thanks!
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          • #6
            that is good question. learned from the answers posted here.
            growing up watching chinese kungfu movies i say to you all , amitoufu.

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            • #7
              Yes, it's a very interesting question and most people wouldn't know the difference between the two. As nobita explained, the differences are between Shinto and Buddhism. I'm sure you have heard that there are some places in Japan where Shinto and Buddhism co-exist. One good example is the Tsurugaoka Hachimangū shrine. This shrine is the most important Shinto Shrine in Kamakura but did you know that in the past, it used to be a Buddhist Temple as well? This is an interesting example on how the two religions in Japan was able to mutually exist side by side despite the differences in religion.
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