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6/11/02

A Torii leading to a Shinto Shrine
A Torii leading to a Shinto Shrine

         Shinto is a religion at the heart of Japanese society and traditions. The popularity of Shinto is fading though, and as a religion of such national importance to Japan a resource of knowledge is needed to help strengthen it's waning numbers. While Shinto is not normally seen out of Japan, there are still groups of Shintoists practicing around the world. People need to be more open to these various religions, and past descendants of Japanese culture more open to their heritage and culture. This site is about this knowledge and understanding, to help increase awareness of religion that day by day is becoming less and less popular. Across the site you will see buttons like the one above next to Torii, click others to learn the meaning of the word. You can also click Launch Vocabulary at the top of each page.