Shinto

Shinto

Book - 1997
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Discusses the history of the Shinto religion in Japan, describing its origins, basic beliefs, rituals, and festivals, and its place in Japanese society.
Publisher: New York : Facts on File, c1997.
ISBN: 9780816035779
0816035776
Branch Call Number: 299.561 Har 3701 3
Characteristics: 128 pages : illustrations, maps.

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TacoAdvocate Jun 19, 2017

This book was incredibly informative about the Shinto religion..or spiritual beliefs. It follows a path from its origins and explains the beliefs and importance in Japanese culture. It largely discusses the changes and influences that have taken place from different religions -- such as Buddhism, Taoism, Christianity, and others -- as well as major events such as World War II. It was fascinating to see how Shinto has adapted over the years into what it is today.

The most important characteristic about this book is that it is a simplification of Shinto, but that's a good thing for the intended audience! Shinto beliefs and the amount of shrines and kami is abundant to say the least; to learn everything from one book would be overwhelming. This book is simple to understand, but was still very informative. I recommend it for anyone who knows little to nothing about Shinto beliefs, or is looking for an easy to read overview of changes throughout the years.

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