History of Shinto

Shinto is an ancient Japanese religion. Its name was derived from the Chinese "shin tao" (The Way of the Gods) in the 8th Century CE. At that time: A separation of Japanese religion and politics did not occur until just after World War II.

Shinto Beliefs and Practices

Shinto Texts

Many texts are valued in the Shinto religion:

Divisions among Shinto

Approximately 100 years ago, Shinto was divided into:

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