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The I Ching in the Shinto Thought of Tokugawa Japan

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A fascinating article about attitudes toward the Yijing by Japanese Confucian, Shinto, and Confucian-Shinto intellectuals:

 

https://www.biroco.com/yijing/The_I_Ching_in_the_Shinto_Thought_of_Tokugawa_Japan.pdf

 

Some "orthodox" and some rather outlandish ones too, such as:

 

Alas! When the realms of humans and gods began to separate, our god,

Okuni-nushi-no-kami, also called the Holy Fu Hsi by the Chinese, went

across the ocean to China and taught the foolish people about morality. The

I Ching was made as a tool for this purpose.

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