Glossary

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There are currently 4 terms in this directory beginning with the letter K.
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Kami (神)
In traditional Japanese belief, gods, ancestral spirits, animals, and mythological deities who reside in the landscape, in rocks, trees, mountains and the sea. They are now worshipped as part of Shintoism [q.v.].

kāṣāya
A Sanskrit term used in Buddhism for the robes of a fully ordained monk or nun. Japanese: kesa (袈裟).

kesa (袈裟)
See kāṣāya.

Kushan empire (1st to 3rd century)
An empire which united much of Central Asia, facilitating trade and travel and the spread of Buddhism.