Shintō Bibliography

Anesaki, M. History of Japanese Religion (Tokyo: Charles Tuttle), 1963.

Creemers, W. Shrine ShintoShinto, the “way of the kami” refers to the indigenous Japanese religious traditions which focus on the worship of kami. Initially, rituals devoted to kami took place outdoors in natural surroundings. Later, wooden structures were constructed to house... After World War II (Leiden: Brill), 1968.

Hardacre, Helen. Shinto and the State, 1868-1988 (Princeton: Princeton University Press), 1989.

Kasulis, T.P. Shinto: The Way Home (Honolulu: University of Hawaii Press), 2004.

Kitagawa, J.M. Religion in Japanese History (New York: Columbia University Press), 1966.

MacFarland, H. N. The Rush Hour of the GodsThe term god with a small “g” is used to refer to a deity or class of deities whose power is understood to be circumscribed or localized rather than universal, or to refer to a plurality of deities.: A Study of New Religious Movements in Japan (New York: Macmillan), 1967.

Mason, J.W.T. The Meaning of Shinto. Victoria: Tenchi Press, 2002.

Naofusa, Hirai; Helen Hardacre (transTransgender is a term that refers to a range of unconventional relationships to gender. Transgender people do not identify with the sex and gender roles they were assigned at birth, and they may feel that their psychological gender and physical bodies are....). “Shinto” in Encyclopedia of Religion. Mircea Eliade, Victor Turner, et. al. (eds.) (New York: Macmillan Press), 1987.

Nelson, J. K. A Year in the Life of a Shinto Shrine (Seattle: University of Washington Press), 1996.

Nelson, J. K. Enduring Identities: The Guise of Shinto in Contemporary Japan. (Honolulu: University of Hawaii Press), 2000.

Nobutaka, I., S. Ito, and E. Jun. Shinto: A Short History (New York: Routledge Curzon), 2003.

Noda, Kesa. “The Tsubaki Grand ShrineTsubaki Grand Shrine is located in Japan’s Mie prefecture, 300 miles west of Tokyo. It is one of the oldest Shinto Shrines in Japan, with a 2000 year history. The Tsubaki Grand Shrine is the first Shinto organization to have sent priests to the United S... in Stockton, California.” Pluralism Project Research Notes, 1992.

Ono, Sokyo. Shinto: The KamiKami, often translated as “god,” “deity,” or “spirit,” are manifestations of divine presence or awe-inspiring power. The kami rest upon or dwell in a particular place, especially in natural settings of unusual form or stunning beauty. They are... Way (Rutland, Vt.: Tuttle), 2004 (1962).

Picken, D.B. Shinto MeditationsMeditation is the disciplined practice of quieting and focusing the mind or cultivating the heart’s attention. Different meditation practices commend focusing attention on a word, a prayer, a form, or the breath as a way of practice. Meditation is commo... for Revering the Earth (California: Stone Bridge Press), 2002.

Schneider, D.B. Konko-kyo: A Japanese Religion (Tokyo: International Institute for the Study of Religion), 1962.

“Tsubaki News: Shinto in the U.S.A.” (Newsletter) Stockton, California: Tsubaki Grand Shrine of America. Dates unknown.

Whitehurst, James. “Hawaii’s Domestication of Shinto.” Christian Century (November 21, 1984), p. 1100.