Japanese folk tradition and ritual, with no founder or single sacred scripture, is popularly known as ?

(1) Taoism
(2) Zoroastrianism
(3) Shintoism
(4) Paganism

Correct Answer : (3) Shintoism is the Japanese folk tradition and ritual, with no founder or single sacred scripture.

Explanation :

Japanese folk tradition and ritual, with no founder or single sacred scripture, is popularly known as Shintoism.

Shinto means ‘Way of the Gods’. It is the traditional and ancient religion of Japan, which regards all natural things as having their own spirituality.

It reveres kami, the indigenous folk deities of Japan – spirits present in animals, plants, and even stones and waterfalls. It focuses on ritual practices to be carried out diligently, to establish a connection between present-day Japan and its ancient past.

Shinto is the largest religion in Japan, practised by nearly 80% of the population.

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