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Shinto is still, in a manner of speaking, the soul of Japan, and even young Westernized Japanese who take no part in its manifold ritual, are conditioned, as their parents and grandparents were, by its fundamental characteristics.
— Shinichi Nagai, Gods of Kumano
Encyclopedia of Shinto
"The online Encyclopedia of Shinto is the English translation of the Shinto jiten edited by the Institute for Japanese Culture and Classics and published by Kobundo in 1994 (the text as translated here reflects certain emendations to the original Japanese version). Links to video images, illustrations, photographs and sound files have been added anew."
Encyclopedia of Shinto Chronological Supplement
This English edition of the chronology is based on the one that appeared in the revised version of the Encyclopedia of Shinto (EOS).
Images of Shinto: A Beginner's Pictorial Guide
"Provides explanations of Shinto for beginners. By clicking on the pictures beginners can access information on Shinto."
Shinto and Japanese Religions (Internet Sacred Text Archive)
This section has scriptures of the Shinto religion, as well as other texts that relate to the spirituality of Japan, which combines Shinto, Buddhism, Confucianism, Animism and other themes. There is also a collection of Ainu Texts.
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