“Shinto, the Way of the Gods” by W.G. Aston

"Shinto, the Way of the Gods" by W.G. Aston

"An in-depth look at the Shinto religion as understood in the early part of the 20th century. A very readable and educating portrayal of one of Asia's most dominant religious sects.

Shinto is the oldest, now almost forgotten, polytheistic religion of Japan. Historical research records the traces of Shinto into the early Neolithic era, meaning that Shinto beliefs are about three thousand years old. The presented here book tells about Shinto followers in 1905. The author presents an authentic account of Shintoism, devoting chapters to topics such as its priesthood; its places of worship; its moral tenets; and its structure and organization."