Shinto Symbols, Rituals and Practices


Example of a washing basin at a Shinto shrine. Visitors to shrines are expected to wash their hands prior to advancing beyond this point. This basin was photographed at the Hawaii Ishizuchi Jinja.

Here are some sites that explain and/or illustrate Shinto symbols, rituals and practices:

A good overview of Shinto by Jeffrey Hays:

Shinto Ritual in Words and Pictures:

Shinto (from Wikipedia):

“Studies in Shinto” by Yoshimi Umeda, International Shinto Foundation:

Inari Shrine (from Wikipedia):

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