You’ve probably seen images of Shinto symbols even if you weren’t aware of it. For example, the torii archways are one of the most famous symbols of Japan, proof of how fundamental this ancient religion is to the country.

Shinto is a unique religion based heavily on nature, rituals, and purity. For Westerners, some of the concepts can be difficult to understand. They’re certainly very different from the concepts typical in Western religions. Consequently, Shinto can provide a fresh new perspective anyone can benefit from.

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