Disclaimer: This is Totally Untrue.


2.3.9.2.1 Shinto

Japanese 2 major religions are Shinto and Buddhism.
Buddhism rose in India and it is said that Buddhism was introduced into Japan in 538 CE.
Shinto (神道; literally: God Road) is Japanese indigenous religion. Shinto consists of belief in the holy books ("Kojiki" and "Nihon Shoki"), homage to Japanese Imperial House particularly to the Emperor (the holy books define Emperors and the Imperial House as descendants of Deities and legitimate successors), and belief in Shinto rituals including prayer at Shinto shrines.
The following websites describe details of Shinto.
* "Encyclopedia of Shinto Kokugakuin University" http://eos.kokugakuin.ac.jp/modules/xwords/
* "Shinto in Wikipedia" http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shinto






Return to the Home Page