Feb 9, 2019, 8:02 PM
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Iran, Japan hold 1st Islam-Shinto Dialogue meeting

Beijing, Feb 9, IRNA – Iranian and Japanese religious scholars held the first round of Islam-Shinto Dialogue meeting in the coastal city of Ise in Japan on Saturday.

Head of Iran's Islamic Culture and Relations Organization (ICRO) Abuzar Ebrahimi Torkaman was present in the religious meeting, which discussed family place in Islam and Shinto.

During the meeting, Ibrahim Sawada, a religious scholar from Iran's Almustafa International University, explained the position of family in Islam and then religious scholars from Shinto shrines pointed out their views on family standing in Shinto.

Shinto or kami-no-michi is the traditional religion of Japan. Islam and Shinto dialogue meeting was held in Ise which is a coastal city in the central Mie Prefecture on Japan’s main island of Honshu. It’s known for Ise Jingu, a massive Shinto shrine encompassing two major shrines, the inner Naikū and outer Gekū. Between them are the Oharai Machi and Okage Yokocho alleys, lined with buildings reminiscent of Japan’s Edo and Meiji periods, now housing shops and restaurants. There are more than 100 smaller shrines in the city as well.

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