Stone lanterns are a type of traditional East Asian lantern made of stone, wood, or metal. Originating in China, stone lanterns spread to Japan, Korea and Vietnam, though they are most commonly found in both China – extant in Buddhist temples and traditional Chinese gardens – and Japan. In Japan, tōrō were originally used only in Buddhist temples, where they lined and illuminated paths. Lit lanterns were then considered an offering to Buddha. Their use in Shinto shrines and also private homes started during the Heian period (794–1185).
Japanese Buddhist architecture is the architecture of Buddhist temples in Japan, consisting of locally developed variants of architectural styles born in China.
After Buddhism arrived the continent via Three Kingdoms of Korea in the 6th century, an effort was initially made to reproduce original buildings as faithfully as possible, but gradually local versions of continental styles were developed both to meet Japanese tastes and to solve problems posed by local weather, which is more .
Most Buddhists use ritual in pursuit of their spiritual aspirations.
Common devotional practices are receiving a blessing, making merit, making a resolution, prostrating, making offerings, chanting traditional texts and pilgrimage.
Buddhism regards inner devotion as more important than outer ritual. However, rituals do have an important place in Buddhism.
Buddhist rituals take place through several practices, expressed through physical movement, speech, and mind.
This is a list of Buddhist ritual implements used in some Buddhist .
There is no universally agreed definition of Shinto.
However some scholars define Shinto as the belief in "kami", the supernatural entities at the centre of the religion.
Shinto encompasses doctrines, institutions, ritual, and communal life based on kami worship.
Various scholars have referred to practitioners of Shinto as Shintoists, although this term has no direct translation in the Japanese language.
This is a list of some religious objects used for the practice of .