Shinto's Indigenous Religion

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In a way, Shinto is the indigenous religion of Japan, but in another way it is not. Even though it is a little confusing as to when Shinto became a unified religion rather than just a convenient label to give to the different faiths found in Japan. Those who are from Japan and live there don’t necessarily think of Shinto as a religion as much as something just ingrained in their culture. These religions were highly localized, and not organized into a single faith. Nor were they seen as a single religion; the realms of Earth and the supernatural were so closely integrated in the world-view of the early Japanese that the things that modern people regard as a faith were seen in those times as just another part of their everyday life. Shinto actually
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