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Buddhism (仏教, bukyou) is a religion mainly practiced in East Asia; originating in India, it was introduced to Japan through trade with China. After being officially established in the Asuka period, Japanese Buddhist beliefs came to merge with native shamanism, until being formally split into Buddhism and Shinto in the 19th century. In modern Japan most Shintoists still use Buddhist funeral rites, and shrines to Shinto kami can be found inside Buddhist temples.
Buddhism in Touhou
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