- Also Shin·to·ism. the native religion of Japan, primarily a system of nature and ancestor worship.
- Also Shin·to·is·tic. of, relating to, or characteristic of Shinto.
Origin of Shinto
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Shinto Temples, temples (in Japan) devoted to the Shinto religion.Architecture
Thomas Roger Smith
One afternoon the great Shinto procession of the year was in progress.
Nearly all of the temples are dedicated to Shinto goddesses.
The ethics of Shinto were all included in conformity to custom.Folkways
William Graham Sumner
It is considered sacred, and is studded with Shinto temples.The Voyage of the Vega round Asia and Europe, Volume I and Volume II
- the indigenous religion of Japan, polytheistic in character and incorporating the worship of a number of ethnic divinities, from the chief of which the emperor is believed to be descended
Word Origin for Shinto
native religious system of Japan, 1727, from Chinese shin tao "way of the gods," from shin "god, gods, spirit" + tao "way, path, doctrine." Related: Shintoism.