The purpose of this website is to bring together in one place a variety of information about Shinto for those who want to learn about this Japanese traditional religion.
It is operated by the Institute for Japanese Culture and Classics, Kokugakuin University, Japan.
An online version of a booklet that provides a brief exposition of selected terms related to Shinto. This was compiled for the convenience of participants in the IXth International Congress for the History of Religions.
This series is a collection of studies on Japanese religion translated from Japanese into English. Topics include "Matsuri: Festival and Rite in Japanese Life," "New Religions," "Folk Belief in Modern Japan," and "Kami."
Proceedings of the Kokugakuin University Centennial Symposium, "Cultural Identity and Modernization in Asian Countries" held in 1983. The symposium explored the possibilities of applying the concept of kokugaku toward new programs of contemporary research and increase academic and cultural exchange with other Asian countries.
Based on the accounts of an international symposium, "Globalization and Indigenous Culture" sponsored by IJCC in 1996, as part of its activities undertaken to commemorate the Institute's fortieth anniversary.
Online newsletters published by IJCC from 1992 to 1998 with the aim of encouraging and promoting the timely exchange of information regarding religion and belief systems in modern Asia among scholars and researchers.
This database comprises images of Shinto shrines. Currently available for public view are images of Ichinomiya from throughout Japan(一宮, literally: the "first shrine" regarded as the tutelary shrine for the entire province).
A translation of the chronology appended to Shinto Jiten (Encyclopedia of Shinto), which was compiled and edited by IJCC. The entries are divided into four categories: "Institutions/Laws," "Shrines/Organizations," "Personalities/Texts," and "Society."