By: Khaliyah Thomas
Shintoism is an Ancient religion of Japan. It started at least 1,000 B.C.E. It is still practiced today by at least five million people. The followers of Shintoism believe that spiritual powers exist in the natural world. They believe that "sprits" called Kami live natural places such as in animals, plants, stones, mountains, rivers, people, and even people in the dead. The Japanese and Chinese practice Shintoism.