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The Shinto Religion The Shinto religion is an ancient Japanese religion. It started around 500 BCE. The Shinto name was originally from the Chinese words “shin tao” which means “The Way of the Gods”(Reader 23). During that time it was the Yamato dynasty and its origins were to the imperial family. The Shinto religion comes from a creation story. It tells about the lives and history of the Kami which is translated as god or gods. There was a divine couple, named “Izanagi-no-mikoto and Izanami-no-mikoto, who gave birth to the Japanese Islands. Their children became the deities of the various Japanese clans”(website). According the research I conducted about 84% of the Japanese population follow two religions, both Shinto and Buddhism. Unlike most religions, Shinto does not have a completely developed theology. It does not have a moral code like many religions such as Christianity. They generally follow the Confusion Values for their moral code. They have...

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