Tenshō Kōtai Jingū-kyō

Tenshō Kōtai Jingū-kyō

▪ Japanese religion
(Japanese: “Religion of the Shrine of the Heavenly Goddess”),also called  Odoru Shūkyō 

      (“Dancing Religion”), one of the “new religions” of Japan that have emerged in the post-World War II period. It was founded by Kitamura Sayo (1900–67), a peasant of Yamaguchi Prefecture, whose charismatic preaching took the form of rhythmic singing and dancing. She had a revelation in 1945 that she was possessed by a Shintō deity, Tenshō-Kōtaijin (another name for the Shintō sun goddess Amaterasu Ōmikami). She traveled widely and won followers in Europe and the Americas. Her eccentric behaviour and forthright condemnation of organized institutions of religion and government, whom she characteristically referred to as “maggot beggars,” won her an enthusiastic following, estimated at about 300,000 a few years after her death.

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