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Religion in Japan
Religion in Japan
Shintoism, Buddhism, Christianity and modern cults.
Shintoism
Learn about the various sects and schools of Japanese Buddhism.
Japanese Buddhism
Learn about the various sects and schools of Japanese Buddhism.
Schools of Buddhism
The Six Faces of Japanese Religion
Unlike all encompassing monotheistic and moralistic religions like Christianity and Islam, the Japanese have historically used six different religions to explain metaphysical questions, teach morals, reach spiritual peace, legitimate political power, unify customs and traditions, or provide folk superstitions.
Temples and Shrines: an explanation
Can you recognise a Buddhist temple from a Shintō shrine ? How many Buddhist sects are there in Japan ?
Buddhist Mummies in Japan
Even heard of Buddhist priest meditating till they slowly mummified and died ?
Aum Shinrikyo
The Tokyo sarin gas attack and the cult behind it.
Japanese Cultural Glossary














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