en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Religion_in_Japan

Religion in Japan is dominated by Shinto and by Buddhism. According to surveys carried out in ... See also: Association of Shinto Shrines ... do not refer to a unified "Shinto religion", but rather to a collection of native beliefs and mythology.

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shinto

Shinto (神道, Shintō) or kami-no-michi is the traditional religion of Japan that focuses on ritual .... The current successor to the imperial organization system, the Association of Shinto Shrines, oversees about 80,000 shrines nationwide. ...... The number of Japanese citizens identifying their religious beliefs as Shinto has  ...

www.ushistory.org/civ/10a.asp

Ancient Japanese elevated this fascination with nature into what was later called Shinto, the Way of the Gods. This belief system that imbued every mountain, ...

fore.yale.edu/religion/shinto

Shinto refers to diverse and localized religious beliefs, ritual practices, and ... as is all of Japanese society, by the impact of technological and economic change.

asiasociety.org/education/shinto

A short introduction to Shinto, Japan's native belief system. ... Expressions of Shinto beliefs toward nature include the recognition of a divine spirit (kami) in ...

www.insidejapantours.com/japanese-culture/religion

Religion in Japan is a wonderful mish-mash of ideas from Shintoism and Buddhism. ... The period since has seen a secularisation of Japanese society almost as ... Today, religion defines Japanese identity more than spirituality, and at helps ...

www.bbc.co.uk/religion/religions/shinto/history/nationalism_1.shtml

Sep 17, 2009 ... Religion and politics; State Shinto; Directive for the ... These beliefs set the political and military course of Japan until 1946. ... appropriated for the use, benefit or maintenance of any religious institution or association, or for any ...

www.bbc.co.uk/religion/religions/shinto/history/history_1.shtml

Oct 30, 2009 ... This article explores the part Shinto has played in Japanese life and culture throughout the country's history, and its shared its spiritual, cultural, ...

www.jinjahoncho.or.jp/en/spiritual/index2.html

According to Shinto faith, a human spirit is believed to remain forever like the spirit of kami (deity). The places where the spirit dwells are often mentioned as the ...