Shinto Resources

Shinto Resources January 22, 2017

By Rdsmith4 - Own work, CC BY-SA 2.5,
By Rdsmith4 – Own work, CC BY-SA 2.5,

Teaching Shinto, the ancient religion of Japan?

Here are some very short clips that help explain it.The first is a basic overview from Khan academy and runs about four minutes.

The second clip explains the three types of kami, or gods. These include ancestors, spirits, and souls of great people, all of whom coexist with us in the natural world.

The third clip explains the importance of the torii gate and the Shinto shrine.

And finally, a professor explains the great myth of the Japanese sun god, Amaterasu who is the daughter of Izanami and Izanagi. She was born from Izanagi’s left eye!

Shinto overview form Khan Academy

The gods of Shinto

 A Japanese Shrine Explained

The goddess Amaterasu


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