This class, offering an introduction to the native religion of Japan will take us through some knowns (which comes from experience) and into some unknowns, (which comes from outside our experience, but which can be grasped conceptually). Our discussion will include what Shinto means, its core elements, how it interfaced/s with other religions, and how the Japanese regard and use it in their daily lives. This is a seminar and discussion, where your input, experience, and questions are welcome!