Japan Daoism

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Japan - Daoism


Daoism (literally, the way) from China has also influenced Japanese thought and has a special affinity for Zen Buddhism. Zen's praise of emptiness, exhortations to act in harmony with nature, and admonitions to avoid discrimination and duality all are parallel in Daoist beliefs. The lunar calendar, the selection of auspicious days for special events, the sitting of buildings, and numerous folk medicine treatments also have origins in Daoism and continue as customs to varying degrees in contemporary Japanese society. Daoism has also influenced native shamanistic traditions and rituals.

You can read more regarding this subject on the following websites:

Taoism in Japan - Wikipedia
Daoism in Japan: Chinese traditions and their influence on
Daoism in Japan: Chinese Traditions and Their
Taoism and how it influenced Japan's religious and
Japan, Daoism in To Jodo-Shu (Buddhism) - what-when-how

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