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Book: Indigenous Religious Traditions in Five Minutes

Chapter: 22. Is Shinto an Indigenous religion?

DOI: 10.1558/equinox.43137


Shinto is often considered an Indigenous tradition. While Shinto is intimately connected to the Japanese archipelago and its various myths, it has also been influenced by other Asian traditions, such as Buddhism, and by “State Shinto,” the version of Shinto adapted and mandated by the nationalist government of Imperial Japan.

Chapter Contributors

  • Emily Simpson ( - ebsimpson) 'Dartmouth College'