The architecture of the 80,000 Shinto shrines in Japan varies depending...
Sumo (Ozumo) is an ancient form of wrestling which has long been...
Take-haya-Susa-no-wo or Susanoo is the storm god of the Shinto...
Sugawara no Michizane, aka Tenman Tenjin (845-903 CE), was a scholar...
Yomi, or Yomi-tsu-kuni, is the underworld of the Shinto religion...
Ghosts in Ancient Japan
Ghosts (obake or yurei) appear in ancient Japanese folklore and...
A Sacred Tree at the Agata Shrine in Uji, Japan
This is a sacred tree at the Agata Shrine in Uji, Japan. This tree...
Agata Shrine in Uji, Japan
The Agata were tribal units under the reign of the Yamato court...
A print by Utagawa Toyokuni III showing the sun goddess Amaterasu...
Amaterasu Emerging From Exile
An 1857 CE print by Utagawa Toyokuni III showing the sun goddess...
Fox Statue at Fushimi Inari Shrine
The Fushimi Inari Shrine near Kyoto (Heiankyo), Japan is the largest...
Fujisan Hongu Sengen Taisha
The Shinto shrine of Fujisan Hongu Sengen Taisha, Mount Fuji. The...