Bernard, Rosemarie. Shinto and Ecology. 1998.
Harvard University. 11 June 2002 <http://environment.harvard.edu/religion/research/shinhome.html>.
was from here that the author explains the
Shinto religion as it is today, and some it's
various beliefs. The author wrote this article
as part of a forum on religion and ecology,
so the information needed to be correct for
its writing. The writing showed class throughout
its reading, and even includes an end notes
and about the author section that tells that
the author has done extensive research on
Shinto and has edited a section on Shinto
in a new book.
Stacy. Shintoism. 200. University of Virginia.
7 May 2002 <http://etext.lib.virginia.edu/~jkh8x/soc257/nrms/shinto.html>.
author in this text focuses on the many different
aspects of the Shinto religion. They go in
deep on the many different beliefs of the
religion, and organized their information
in such a way that would make it easy on the
reader to find the information that he or
she wanted. Sources are cited in their work
that clearly shows where their information
came from, making it seem more reliable. The
fact that the information is part of a network
of pages devoted to religion also helps its
Howard W. "Japan Has Little Time for Its
Old-Time Religion." New York Times. 13
2001, Late ed. : B3.
lack of time for its ancient old religion
was the focus of this New York Times article.
It was written recently, and focused on many
of the problems the religion is facing today
concerning down membership and lack of interest.
Being published recently and from a reputable
source adds to the credibility of the source,
citing many different people in the story
to make their point.
Larry D. Image Bank, I Am Shinto. By Noriko
S. Nomura. N.p.: n.p., n.d.
pictures that this author took were marvelous,
and truly showed the ideas behind the Shinto
culture. They were found in a book retaining
to Shinto, and so have a upright source to
back up their quality. They are informative
about the styles of the religion, and what
many of the beliefs in the system are like
for those who do not live in Japan or are
members of it.
Roy. Shintoism. Non-Christian World Religions.
7 May 2002 <http://www.refuge-outreach.org/religions/shintoism.html>.
author remains focused on the many different
aspects of religion Shinto has gained from
different religions including Buddhism and
Christianity. He narrows down to the different
factors that have affected Shinto, and what
likely factors might hurt or help it in the
future. This page encompasses only part of
an entire world religions website, and becomes
very credible when compared to the long and
detailed works of the other religions.
Japan. 11 June 2002 <http://www.fotw.stm.it/flags/jp.html>.
Japanese war flag that existed in World War
II seems to be one of the most powerful flags
ever conceived. It was on this site that a
copy of the flag was obtained, and allows
for viewers to understand more of what Japan
was like during the war. This site featured
many different flags of Japan, so thus the
copy of the flag that received more than likely
is as correct as it could be.
Wolfgang. Liaison International, By Noriko S.
Nomura. N.p.: n.p., n.d.
picture that was viewed by this author truly
showed the ideas behind Shinto and its culture.
They were found in a book about Shinto, and
so have a reputable source to back up their
worth. They are educational about the styles
of the religion, and what many of the beliefs
in the system are like for those who do not
reside in Japan or are members of Shinto.
Donna. Torii at Meiji., Teaching Comparative
Religion Through Art and Architecture.
11 June 2002.<http://ias.berkeley.edu/orias/visuals/japan_visuals/shintoB.HTM>.
was from this location that a picture was
found of one of Japan's grand Toriis. This
site is very credible for the amazing pictures
it has collected of Toriis from many different
people all around the world. It was from pictures
like these and the one collected that I was
able to better understand what it would be
like in a Shinto shrine, in a different culture.
Tsugufumi. JAPAN WAR SHRINE. TOKYO, Japan. AP
Photo Archive. 11 June
photograph of a ceremony for Japans war dead
was found here. It was this picture that expressed
the true feelings of veterans in Japan, and
what it meant to be a part of such a ceremony
for Shintoists. The AP Photo Archive is a
very credible source put out by the respectable
Michel . SHINTO - JAPAN : What is Shintoism?
2002. 7 May 2002 <http://www.emmanuel-info.com/en/dossiers/shinto.html>.
of Shinto and its historical evolution over
time is what can be found on this page. It
explored these aspects of Shinto, and went
into depth about what they really meant. This
source id part of collection of information
about many different religions, and thus is
able to claim authenticity for its information.
Dr. Barbara. The Way of the Gods. California
Polytechnic State University. 11 June 2002
site was used as a guide for college students
taking a course on the history of Japan, and
thus collected many different valuable sources
together to form this page. The information
is basically an overview of the religion,
and focuses on explaining the definitions
of many different Shinto beliefs and traditions
for the reader to understand. Since this site
was made for a college I imagine it is very
John K. A Year in the Life of a Shinto Shrine.
Seattle: University of Washington P, 1996.
great deal of info regarding the lives of
what happens in a Shinto shrine was found
here. It also covered some of the basic aspects
of Shinto, being published by a university
shows that it should be used as an educational
source, and most likely has information people
felt needed to be shared about Shinto.
Noriko S. I Am Shinto. New York: Rosen Group,
information regarding Shinto was found here.
The information tells of life of a Shinto
member, and what a life of Shinto means for
them. Since this book was published as part
of a series of religion books, its information
can be considered correct.
Religion in Japan. 11 Feb. 2002. Japan-Guide.com.
7 May 2002 <http://www.japan-guide.com/e/e2056.html>.
site detailed the beliefs of Shinto, and the
aspects of it relating to life in Japan. It
also dealt with trying to explain the religion
to people not usually affiliated with. This
site was published as part of a guide to Japan,
and thus is surrounded by many other factual
sources about Japan, making the information
found here look correct.
Ellen S. Japanese Culture. 7 July 2000. UNCG
Public Health Education Dept. 11 June
site gave basic information about Shinto and
what influences culture in Japan. It gave
statistics regarding the number of Japanese
who even practiced Shinto, and the importance
the Japanese have for character and good behavior.
This site was created by a graduate student,
and shows a great deal of work having been
put into the research, showing its credibility.
Die Japan Anime Sailor Moon Seite. 11 June 2002
picture provided a source for viewers to help
understand what anime is, and what it looks
like. Many people have probably seen an example
of anime before and just not known it. This
example graphic helped show what it is, and
why Japan is so obsessed with it. Since this
site was a dedicated source to various anime,
its credibility is assured.
is Shinto in Brief. 2 May 2002. International
Shinto Foundation. 7 May 2002 <http://www.shinto.org/brief-e.html>.
a part of the International Shinto Foundation
this site is sure to be correct in the information
it cited on its page. While it may not have
been the most detailed information, it provided
the information from the view of a Shintoist,
and what they truly believed instead of someone
else's interpretation of the religion. This
site included interesting information regarding
Shinto, and what some of its smaller beliefs
were for the religion.