A survey of Japanese religion which emphasizes its interaction with the culture of Japan. The book provides an overview of religion in Japan, from ancient times to the present. It also emphasizes the attitudinal manifestations of religion in Japan, without neglecting dates and places.
Discusses the mythology of Japan, its origins in Shintoism and Buddhism, and the gods, spirits, men, and animals that appear in the many legends and stories.
With more than 600 entries on topics of interest to young readers, this is a comprehensive reference to the major figures, places, stories, objects and themes in the most popular legends and folktales from Japan.