Fun Fact: The Mixing of Shinto and Buddhism

Fun facts about Japan

Quite early on after Buddhism was introduced to Japan, instead of contradicting the native Shinto religion, the Japanese people as a whole assumed both were true and the two religions started a strange and complicated mixture. This would go on for many centuries until the 19th caused some friction. Nationalists wanted to separate Buddhism from Shinto, seeing as Shinto was from Japan while Buddhism was foreign. While a new government under Emperor Meiji tried to sever the two faiths, the policy failed to do so in the long-term.

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