By Seth Randell
What is Shintoism?
Where did Shintoism originate from?
Diffusion of Shintoism?
Cultural Landscape of Shintoism
Territorial Conflicts with Shintoism
This article describes the impact of Shintoism on the people, and how it correlates with Buddhism. As said in the article, the author believes that Shintoism forced followers to "become Japanese, and support the culture" (Toshio 2), by this I believe the author was trying to say that the religious values of Shinto had brought followers to the point that their morals and understanding of what and how they perceive things had been changed due to religion. The author believed that Shinto had been influenced by Buddhism and that it acts a branch as it borrows similar values from the religion. A lot of people are willing to argue this, but it does make a point. A religion so great and popular would be able to popularize a similar religion, but altered to fit the needs of other people. For now people won't have the sufficient evidence and reasoning to support Toshio's beliefs, and how Shintoism influenced the culture of Japan to become what it is today.
This basic summary of a Scholary article explains the impact of Shintoism to its followers and how came to be one of the most popular religions in the world. It tries to help define and help people comprehend Shintoism and the attributes it has to effect a body of people, and as well a country.
Timeline of Shintoism (Smore crashed and didn't save all of timeline) FIX LATER
Founder of Shintoism
Charts and Graphs
The Photo shows the popularity of Shintoism in the country of Japan
Buddhism VS Shintoism
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