We usually consider Shintoism as the indigenous religion of Japan; the thousands of kami that populate this tradition seems to represent the Japanese spirituality in its purer form, before the arrival of foreign religions such as Buddhism or Taoism. Yet, reality is much more complex than this, and Shinto tradition underwent significant modifications through the century, interacting creatively with other spiritual paths. Its philosophy and mythology are extremely charming and constitute a local treasure through rituals, practices, folklore, legends and ceremonies. I will lead you through some of the most significant places of Japanese most ancient tradition.
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