Links related Shinto and Japanese mythology. Shinto is Japan's indigenous religion; a complex of ancient folk belief and rituals; basically animistic religion that perceives the presence of gods or of the sacred in animals, in plants, and even in things which have no life, such as stones and waterfalls. The roots go back to the distant past. A large number of items discovered amongst remains dating from the Jomon period (up to 200 B.C.) are thought to have had some magical significance.
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Basic Terms of Shinto
Explanation of fundamentals of Shinto.
International Shinto Foundation
An introduction to Shinto, and publications.
Official site of the Association of Shinto Shrines.
Details beliefs, organization, history, and offers graphical tour of its headquarters.
United Religions Initiative - Shintoism
Short introduction to the beliefs and rituals of this ancient religion from Japan.
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