Shinto Perspectives

Shinto, also kami-no-michi, is the ethnic religion of the people of Japan. It is defined as an action-centered religion, focused on ritual practices to be carried out diligently, to establish a connection between present-day Japan and its ancient past.  Shinto practices were first recorded and codified in the written historical records in the 8th century. Still, these earliest Japanese writings do not refer to a unified “Shinto religion”, …