國學院大學
國學院大學デジタルミュージアム

Basic Terms of Shinto 神道基本用語集

Preface

This booklet is a brief exposition of selected terms of Shinto. This is compiled for the convenience of historians of religions who have gathered to attend the IXth International Congress for the History of Religions.

Shinto is a religion developed indigenously in the Japanese soil. So it is unique in many ways, its doctorinal formation and forms of rites and festivals. There are a good many words of Shinto which could not be adequately translated into European languages. Precise understanding of them would be invaluable help for the inquiry of religious life of the Japanese people. We shall be happy if this booklet is of any use to visitors who wish to study Shinto and observe the Shinto shrines.

Shinto Committee for the
IXth International Congress
for the History of Religions