||This article includes a list of references, related reading or external links, but its sources remain unclear because it lacks inline citations. (November 2011)|
Reikon, in Shinto and Japanese Buddhism, is the equivalent to the soul or 'spirit' in western culture. When a person dies in an unexpected, violent or traumatic way, the Reikon remains amongst the living in the people's world as a ghost who must complete an unfinished duty amongst the living. In Shinto beliefs a ghost is called a Yurei.
|This article relating to Shinto is a stub. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it.|