Cultures & Traditions

Shinto

Shinto is a native religion of Japan that predates the introduction of Buddhism. Shinto includes the veneration of deified nature spirits and spirits of ancestors and is still a vital religious force in Japanese life today.

Excerpt from

  • The Arts of Asia at the Dallas Museum of Art Teaching Packet, 1997.

Fun Facts

  • There is no founder or sacred text associated with Shinto.

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