Glossary of Shinto Names and Terms


(October 7, 2005) We have launched a more comprehensive website on the names and terms on Shinto, entitled The Encyclopedia of Shinto. Please see it.



This hypertext glossary is aimed to assist the readers of our online publications in reaching normal translations and descriptions of basic Shinto names and terms. You can use it either from the alphabetical index page or from each paper by clicking button near the words included in this glossary.

Your comments, suggestions, and questions are welcome.

Institute for Japanese Culture and Classics, Kokugakuin University