Shintoism in the Modern World
Shrines are the primary location where rituals take place. Shrines are built to house one or more kami. It is here that Shintoists may pay respects to specific kami.
However, most people attend both Shinto shrines (for purification, marriage etc.) and Buddhist temples (for funerals and memorial rites) as appropriate, without any sense of contradiction. Despite the institutional reforms of the 19th century Buddhas and kami are not separated in the mind of the ordinary worshipper.
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