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Camphor sacred tree with shrine at the base at Kayashima Station

Shintai is a word used in Shinto to refer to an object that a kami resides in.[1]

Examples include

A yorishiro is something which is invited to have a kami enter but does not yet have one in it.

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In recent times a 700 year old tree was going to be cut down for a rail line. The people protested because they believed a kami lived inside it. So the city built a train station around it.[2]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Shintai | Shintō | Britannica". Retrieved 2023-04-12.
  2. "Japanese Train Station Protectively Built Around a 700-Year-Old Tree". 27 January 2017.