Religion in Japan (Members Only)

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Digital History of Religion in Japan

Experience the digital history of religion in Japan with WisdomMaps!


Religion in Japan is primarily Shinto and Buddhist, and many Japanese people practice both simultaneously. As many as 80% of the populace practice Shinto rituals at least occasionally, worshiping ancestors and nature spirits at altars and shrines. About as many describe themselves as Buddhists. This unique Japanese genius for syncretism is manifest throughout Japanese religious practice.

That said, here’s our assortment… please enjoy! When you’re done perusing a map, just close it, and you’ll be back here.


Religion | Buddhism | Shinto | Religion in the Heian Period | Religion in the Warring States Period | Religion in the Edo Period

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