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proc (Deguchi Nobuyoshi
Text This is a work in two volumes, written by Deguchi Nobuyoshi in 1666. The work expounds on both the Ise Shrines, as well as the syncretism of Shinto, Buddhism, and Confucianism, and explains the true essence of Shinto in an easy to understand question and answer format. He defines Shinto as the middle path (The path of the perfection of the middle. This "middle" is the perfectly balanced virtue—a value of great importance in Confucianism.) which has been handed down from generation to generation by the deity Ame no Minakanushi and as the path of dawn and dusk (the path of everyday life) which the Japanese people should protect. Furthermore, Nobuyoshi preached that if one makes Shinto the basis of one's actions then there should be no adversity between Shinto and Buddhism or Confucianism which may also have a positive role. This work gives clearly expression to many of the opinions Nobuyosh held concerning Shinto and can be found in Daijingū sōsho, the final volume of Watarai shintō taisei (Jingū shichō, 1955).
— Ban Isoshirō
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