Why was the culture of the emperor born and raised in Japan?
First, in the Constitution of Japan, the emperor is interpreted as “a symbol of the country of Japan.”
It can be said that the Japanese emperor system has different characteristics from the European royal system.
In the Orient, a religion as a powerful monotheistic religion was not established.
In the Orient, some people say that Confucianism is close to morality, and Daojia, the origin of Taoism, is close to philosophy and not a religion.
In other words, it can be said that the Orient has fostered a culture with a light religion.
However, there was a strong respect for the concept of “Ten（天）.”
It is true that Japan’s emperor system has an overwhelming history compared to China and Europe, where dynasties change. One of the characteristics of Japanese culture is that only the emperor system does not change.
Also, the Japanese emperor is neither a powerful person nor a religious person.
We have an impression of the emperor as a cultural organizer and a symbol of aesthetics.
Moreover, it is not the gorgeous beauty of kings and emperors of other countries, but the simple and pure aesthetic sense.
The emperor was the one that connected the natural world and the human world.
On rare occasions, some say that the emperor is a god. It leads to the Japanese thinking that “all nature is daities”.
The reason for this idea is that the Japanese are a farming people.
Agricultural people have a strong awareness that they are being used naturally.
Therefore, we worship that “all nature is daities” and are strongly aware of the connection between nature and humans.
That is why the Japanese came to recognize that the emperor is a god.
It can be said that this is one of the Japanese views on religion.