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In China and Japan more than a hundred million people follow the faiths and folk traditions of Daoism and of Shinto. Art of Faith: Daoism & Shinto, BBC 2001
Shinto is grounded in making sense of the relationship between ourselves and the forces of Nature. ibid.
In modern scholarship, the term is often used with reference to kami worship and related theologies, rituals and practices. In these contexts Shinto takes on the meaning of ‘Japan’s traditional religion’, as opposed to foreign religions such as Christianity, Buddhism, Islam and so forth. Inoue Nobutaka, Shinto: A Short History 2003
It was Buddhist and Shinto priests who were recruiting and training the suicide bombers, or Kamikaze. Christopher Hitchens, God is Not Great p203
Ritual is at the heart of Shintoism … Nature itself is being venerated … Its influence can be felt right through the history of Japanese art. James Fox, The Art of Japanese Life I: Nature, BBC 2018