Selected Links

Shintō Bibliography and Selected Links (2013)

(Shinto, On Common Ground)


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

Creemers, W. Shrine Shinto 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 Gods: 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 (trans.). "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 Shrine in Stockton, California." Pluralism Project Research Notes, 1992.

Ono, Sokyo. Shinto: The Kami Way (Rutland, Vt.: Tuttle), 2004 (1962). 

Picken, D.B. Shinto Meditations 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.


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Additional Resources

Center for Shinto Studies and Japanese Culture
"A resource center for conducting academic research into the many traditions of Japanese Shinto."

Encyclopedia of Shinto
"Establishment of a National Learning Institute for the Dissemination of Research on Shinto and Japanese Culture"; publication of Kokugakuin University.

International Shinto Foundation
Information on the Shinto Global Network Research Fund and archived articles highlighting events.

Shinto- A Philosophical Introduction
Introduction to Shinto including links to shrines, Shinto glossary and a regularly updated section discussing issues including art, books, gender and myth.

Shinto Online Network Association
Run by volunteer priests from The Association of Shinto Shrines, this site encourages accurate understanding of the Shinto religion.

Shinto Purification Rituals
This site offers explanatory text and video clips giving an aesthetic interpretation of Shinto purification rituals.

Tsubaki Grand Shrine of America
Originally erected in Stockton, California in 1987, the Tsubaki America Shrine was the first Shinto shrine built in mainland America. In May, 2001, this shrine was combined with Kannagara Jinja, outside of Seattle, Washington, as Tsubaki Grand Shrine of America.