Glossary of Shinto Names and Terms: C

Chichibu Jinja 秩父神社


Chichibu Shrine.

A shrine in Chichibu City, Saitama Prefecture. The Chichibu Festival held on December 2nd and 3rd is noted for its gorgeous festival floats.


chinju 鎮守



See Basic Terms of Shinto: Chinju no kami.


chinkon 鎮魂


See Basic Terms of Shinto: Chinkon.


chinkon kishin 鎮魂帰神


spirit pacification.

The terms chinkon and kishin are found independently in classic works, but they were popularized as a single 4-character combination by Ômoto. In Ômoto, chinkon refers to techniques for handling spirits and curing illness, whereas kishin refers to possession by spirits.