Encyclopedia of Latin American Religions

2019 Edition
| Editors: Henri Gooren

Seichō-no-Ie in Latin America

  • Matheus Oliva da Costa
  • Rafael ShojiEmail author
  • Frank Usarski
Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-27078-4_163

Definition

Seichō-no-Ie 生長 の 家 (SNI) literally means House of Growth, also translated by the movement itself as House of Infinite Progress. SNI emerged in 1929 and 1930 when its founder, Masaharu Taniguchi (1893–1985), received spiritual revelations and began to disseminate them in Japan through printed publications. Its main references come from Buddhism, Shinto, Christianity, and Ōmoto-kyō. It is also influenced by European and North American authors and movements, especially the New Thought Movement.

Introduction

Brazil is the Latin American country that hosts the highest concentration of Japanese immigrants and their descendants outside Japan (around 1.5 million). Approximately 90,000 Japanese immigrants and descendants live in Peru. A lesser number of descendants and immigrants have their home in other Latin American countries such as Argentina, Paraguay, and Bolivia. This is one of the reasons for the significant presence of Japanese New Religions in Latin America, including...

Keywords

Japanese diaspora Health Politics Environment Inclusivism Immigration 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Matheus Oliva da Costa
    • 1
  • Rafael Shoji
    • 1
    Email author
  • Frank Usarski
    • 1
  1. 1.Programa de Pós-Graduação em Ciência da ReligiãoPontifical University of São PauloSão PauloBrazil