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  1. The Essence of Shinto: Japan's Spiritual Heart by Motohisa Yamakage, 2007-05-01
  2. Shinto Norito: A Book of Prayers by Ann Llewellyn Evans, 2002-04-08
  3. Shinto the Kami Way by Sokyo Ono Ph.D., William P. Woodard, 2004-04-15
  4. Shinto: The Way Home (Dimensions of Asian Spirituality) by Thomas P. Kasulis, 2004-08-01
  5. Simple Guides Shinto by Ian Reader, 2008-11-04
  6. A Year in the Life of a Shinto Shrine by John K. Nelson, 1996-04
  7. Katori Shinto-ryu: Warrior Tradition by Risuke Otake, 2009-02-11
  8. The Meaning of Shinto by J.W.T Mason, 2002-06-06
  9. Enduring Identities: The Guise of Shinto in Contemporary Japan by John K. Nelson, 2000-04-04
  10. Shinto: the way of the gods by W G. 1841-1911 Aston, 2010-08-27
  11. I Am Shinto (Religions of the World (Rosen Publishing Group).) by Noriko S. Nomura, 1997-08
  12. A New History of Shinto (Blackwell Brief Histories of Religion) by John Breen, Mark Teeuwen, 2010-01-19
  13. Essentials of Shinto: An Analytical Guide to Principal Teachings (Resources in Asian Philosophy and Religion) by Stuart Picken, 1994-11-22
  14. A Popular Dictionary of Shinto (Popular dictionaries of religion) by Brian Bocking, 1997-12-16

1. Shinto - Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia
shinto ( , Shint ?) is the native religion of Japan and was once its state religion. It is a type of polytheism, and involves the worship of kami ( ,
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Jump to: navigation search For other uses, see Shinto (disambiguation) A torii at Itsukushima Shrine Typical Shinto shrine with paper streamers made out of unprocessed hemp fibre Shinto Shintō is the native religion of Japan and was once its state religion . It is a type of polytheism , and involves the worship of kami kami , or spirits. Some kami are local and can be regarded as the spiritual being/spirit or genius of a particular place, but others represent major natural objects and processes: for example, Amaterasu , the Sun goddess , or Mount Fuji . Shinto is an animistic belief system. The word Shinto , from the original Chinese Shendao combines two kanji shin shin loanwords usually retain their Chinese pronunciation, hence shin not kami), meaning gods or spirits; and " tō tō , meaning a philosophical way or path (originally from the Chinese word dao ). As such, Shinto is commonly translated as "The Way of the Gods." Some differences exist between koshinto (the ancient Shintō) and the many types of Shinto taught and practiced today, showing the influences of Buddhism when it was introduced into Japan in the sixth century. After World War II , Shinto ceased to be Japan's state religion, although it continued to be considered the native religion of Japan. Some Shinto practices and teachings, once given a great deal of prominence during the war, are no longer taught or practiced today, while others still exist as commonplace activities such as

shinto is an ancient Japanese religion. Starting about 500 BCE (or earlier) it was originally an amorphous mix of nature worship, fertility cults,
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Shinto is an ancient Japanese religion. Starting about 500 BCE (or earlier) it was originally "an amorphous mix of nature worship, fertility cults, divination techniques, hero worship, and shamanism." Its name was derived from the Chinese words " shin tao " ( "The Way of the Gods" ) in the 8th Century CE . At that time: The Yamato dynasty consolidated its rule over most of Japan. Divine origins were ascribed to the imperial family.

3. Shinto
shinto ( the way of the gods ) is the indigenous faith of the Japanese people and as old as Japan herself. It remains Japan s major religion besides
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4. What Is Shinto?
shinto is a general term for the activities of the Japanese people to worship all the deities of heaven and earth, and its origin is as old as the history
Shinto is a general term for the activities of the Japanese people to worship all the deities of heaven and earth, and its origin is as old as the history of the Japanese. It was towards the end of the 6th century when the Japanese were conscious of these activities and called them 'Way of Kami(the deity or the deities)'. It coincides the time when the 31st Emperor Yomei prayed before an image of Buddha for the first time as an emperor for recovery of his illness. Thus accepting Buddhism, a foreign religion, the Japanese realized existence of a tradition of their own faith. After having gone through a long history since then, this indigenous faith, Shinto, has developed into four main forms: Koshitsu Shinto (Shinto of the Imperial House), Jinja Shinto (Shrine Shinto), Shuha Shinto (Sectarian Shinto), and Minzoku Shinto (Folk Shinto).
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5. BBC - Religion & Ethics - Shinto
Guide to the Japanese system of beliefs and traditions known as shinto, including history, rites of life and ethics.
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Shinto has no known founder or single sacred scripture. Shinto is wholly devoted to life in this world and emphasises man's essential goodness.
  • Beliefs about the universe Shinto does not split the universe into a natural physical world and a supernatural transcendent world. It regards everything as part of a single unified creation. Core stories of Shinto These texts set out the traditional story of the foundation of Japan and its people, and demonstrate the close relationship between the kami and Japan.
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6. Shinto, Shintoism - ReligionFacts
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A Year in the Life of a Shinto Shrine
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Bride and groom at a Shinto wedding held at Meiji Shrine, Tokyo, Japan.
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"Floating" torii at Miyajima.
Photo: Matt Watts The beautiful Mt. Fuji, a sacred Shinto mountain. Photo under GFDL Japanese boy dressed up for the Shichi- go-san (Seven-Five-Three) festival on November 15. Photo: Nathan Duckworth Wooden torii at Meiji Shrine, Tokyo. Photo under GFDL The most common Shinto symbol, which represents a torii (shrine gate). The Shinto fox god Kitsune, who is the messenger of Inari, the god of rice. Photo: David Gardiner Garcia Shinto priests in procession. Photo: Chris Fry Shinto (also Shintoism ) is the term for the indigenous religious beliefs and practices of Japan. Shinto has no founder, no official sacred scriptures, and no fixed creeds, but it has preserved its main beliefs and rituals throughout the ages.

7. Shinto Documents
Full text of English translations of the Yengishiki, and excerpts from the Kojiki and Nihongi.



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... Buy books about Shinto Shinto and Japanese Religions This section has scriptures of the Shinto religion , as well as other texts that relate to the spirituality of Japan, which combines Shinto, Buddhism Confucianism Animism and other themes. There is also a collection of Ainu Texts
Shinto Scripture
The Kojiki Basil Hall Chamberlain , tr. [ The full annotated version of one of the two Japanese national epics. The Kojiki Basil Hall Chamberlain , tr. [ An abridged version of the Chamberlain translation. The Nihongi (excerpts), translated by W.G. Ashton Nihongi Part 1 Nihongi Part 2 Nihongi Part 3 Nihongi Part 4 ... Kogoshui: Gleanings from Ancient Stories translated by and
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LAFCADIO HEARN In Ghostly Japan by Lafcadio Hearn Gleanings In Buddha-Fields by Lafcadio Hearn Kwaidan by Lafcadio Hearn Japan, An Attempt At Interpretation by Lafcadio Hearn One of Hearn's last books, this substantial volume is a highly readable history of Shinto in Japan , and its interaction with Buddhism and Christianity; highly recommended for outsiders who want to understand the Japanese sprit and culture.

8. Shinto The Way Of The Gods Similar pages S H I N T ODedicated to every oppressed soul in the universe.
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Cheif of Staff ods still inhabit the island country of Japan. Although Japan has experienced a rapid change of environment due to a gust of modernization, the Japanese feel the same presence of gods, in their modern lives, that they had felt in the ancient days. Shinto, written as the Way of the Gods, is a native religion of Japan that encompasses the poetic reality of senses, which is a part of basic Japanese principles of life. According to the Kojiki, the mythological chronology of Japan, the gods of the Shinto religion are believed to have created Japan as their image of paradise on earth, and the ruler of Japan, the Emperor, is a direct descendent of the Sun-goddess Amaterasu. Shinto combines with the civil rule of Japan as well as many other aspects of daily life. The emperor is respected and honored by every member of the nation. Throughout history, emperors have experienced many fluctuations in power. There are over a hundred enormous shrines dedicated to the past emperors. The Heian Shrine, a relatively new addition to the list, was built in 800 AD as one of the largest shrines. A large gate greets the visitors as they enter into the holy realm.

9. Early Shinto
thought and philosophy of the Tokugawa period in Japan (16001868), nothing says Japan like the shinto religion. The Tokugawa Enlightenment inspired a
thought and philosophy of the Tokugawa period in Japan (1600-1868), nothing says "Japan" like the Shinto religion. The Tokugawa "Enlightenment" inspired a group of thinkers who studied what they called kokugaku , which can be roughly translated "nativism," "Japanese Studies," or "Native Studies." Kokugaku was no dry-as-dust academic discipline as the term "Japanese Studies" seems to imply; it was a concerted philosophical, literary and academic effort to recover the essential "Japanese character" as it existed before the early influences of foreigners, especially the Chinese, "corrupted" Japanese culture. Recovering the essential Japanese character meant in the end distinguishing what was Japanese from what is not and purging from the Japanese culture various foreign influences including Confucianism (Chinese), Taoism (Chinese), Buddhism (Indian and Chinese), and Christianity (Western European). The kokugakushu ("nativists") focussed most of their efforts on recovering the Shinto religion, the native Japanese religion, from fragmentary texts and isolated and unrelated popular religious practices.
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10. Shinto
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11. Japan Glossary - Shinto
Literally meaning the way of the gods , shinto is the native religion of Japan. It is a form of animism which stresses the importance of harmony between
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Literally meaning "the way of the gods", Shinto is the native religion of Japan. It is a form of animism which stresses the importance of harmony between humans and nature. It involves the worship of kami , which could be translated to mean gods, nature spirits, or just spiritual presences Shinto has shrines , called jinja Some kami are very local and can be regarded as the spirit or genius of a particular place, but others represent major natural objects and processes, for example, Amaterasu Omikami , the Sun goddess. Shinto also comprises most of the Japanese traditions and festivals ( matsuri After World War II, Shinto lost its status of national religion; most Shinto practices and teachings, once given a great deal of prominence during the war, are no longer taught nor practiced today and some remain largely as everyday activities like omikuji. Contents 1 History
2 Definition of Shinto

3 Practice and Teaching of Shinto

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    13. Basic Terms Of Shinto: Table Of Contents
    Explanation of fundamentals of shinto.
    NEWS (October 7, 2005): We have launched a more comprehensive website on the terms of Shinto, entitled The Encyclopedia of Shinto . Please see it. Revision History
    1958: First edition.
    1985: Revised edition.
    September 1997: First Web version based on the 1985 edition.
    December 1998: Added notices on the search method.
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    An introduction to shinto, the indigenous Japanese religion.
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    15. Shinto 6k - shinto SectsMost of the movements classified as shinto sects acquired this status in the 1880 s; some redefined themselves as independent religious movements and

    16. Shinto
    Nachi waterfall is a sacred space for shinto.The falls were originally devoted to kami verneration. Today they are also associated with the Buddhist
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      Nachi waterfall is a sacred space for Shinto.The falls were originally devoted to kami verneration. Today they are also associated with the Buddhist bodhissatva of mercy, Kannon. The rope over the top of the falls is a shimenawa , marking the site as sacred. (photo credit)
      Rock Garden at Buddhist temple (Ryoan-ji). Shinto regard for simplicity and nature have influencedBuddhist practices in Japan.
      Harmony With Nature
      Shinto-"the way of the kami "- is rooted deeply in pre-historic Japanese religious and agricultural practices. The term kami can refer to Japanese mythological deities, but also can mean divinity manifested in natural objects, places, animals, and even human beings. Shinto rituals and celebrations stress harmony between deities, man, and nature a key feature of Japanese religious life and art to the present time. Reflecting the understanding that the kami resides in nature, Shinto shrines were traditionally near unusual "concentrations" of nature such as waterfalls, caves, rock formations, mountain tops, or forest glens. Rather than buildings, shrines of the earliest age were sacred precincts such as mounds, groves, or caves. Rituals were held outdoors, among natural surroundings, with no particular structure for them. For example, the foremost ritual of Shinto priests, the purification (

    17. Shinto And Japanese New Religions Web Sites
    The ISF aims to organize symposiums on shinto in Japan and overseas; promote the establishment of shinto chairs at overseas universities and religious
    Shinto and Japanese New Religions
    • Shinto Japanese Religions
      [A useful set of resources on Japanese religions, including Shinto, by Paul Watt.] International Shinto Foundation
      [A site available in English or Japanese language. The ISF "aims to organize symposiums on Shinto in Japan and overseas; promote the establishment of Shinto chairs at overseas universities and religious institutions; invite overseas scholars to research Shinto in Japan; establish an international Shinto library; to promote the publication of books on Shinto and produce a comprehensive Shinto dictionary in English; offer venues for the discussion of Shinto research; encourage Shinto studies and research at all levels, and produce literature and organize events which will enhance better understanding of Shinto around the world."] Shinto Online Network Association

    18. Encyclopedia Of Shinto - Home
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    19. Some Basic Concepts In Shinto
    The word shinto ( ) is derived from the Chinese terms shen and tao, which translate roughly as the way of the gods. The literal Japanese term is
    Some Basic Concepts in Shinto ( History and Development The word "Shinto" ( ) is derived from the Chinese terms shen and tao , which translate roughly as "the way of the gods." The literal Japanese term is kami-no-michi, ) which also means "the way of the gods," although all Japanese today use the Chinese-derived "Shinto." At its most fundamental level, Shinto refers to the spiritual consciousness and ritual practices that are indigenous to the people of Japan. While it embraces a wide variety of beliefs and practices, Shinto neither acknowledges a founder nor adheres to a particular creed or doctrine. Now along with this, it must also be said that the Japanese language has no particular formal word for "religion" in and of itself. In a sense, then, what people do, ritually speaking, is simply what they do. The Japanese word matsuri means "rites" or "festivals." From ancient times, many of these rites became associated with the royal family or imperial household as the spiritual mediators between the temporal and eternal realms. Through this association, the term matsuri-goto ), or

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