"State Shinto" in Recent Japanese Scholarship

  title={"State Shinto" in Recent Japanese Scholarship},
  author={Michiaki Okuyama},
  journal={Monumenta Nipponica},
  pages={123 - 145}
Murakami Shigeyoshi’s 村上重良 Kokka Shintō 国家神道, published in 1970 by Iwanami Shoten, has had a tremendous impact on subsequent understandings of its subject: the current widely held view that a discrete ideology called Kokka Shinto (State Shinto) actually existed in Japan until the conclusion of World War II was quite likely shaped by Murakami’s work, an inexpensive, popular paperback (shinsho) that has been continuously reprinted over the years. As most readers are aware, the term “State Shinto… 


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