Confucianism Buddhism Shamanism
and Japanese Religions
section has scriptures of the Shinto religion,
as well as other texts that relate to the
spirituality of Japan, which combines Shinto, Buddhism, Confucianism,
Animism and other themes. There is
also a collection of Ainu Texts.
The Kojiki (excerpts) B.H.
Chamberlain, tr.  76,399 bytes
Nihongi (excerpts), translated by W.G. Ashton, 1896
Nihongi Part 1 44,332 bytes
Nihongi Part 2 42,202 bytes
Nihongi Part 3 51,097 bytes
Nihongi Part 4 23,380 bytes
The Yengishiki or Shinto Rituals 21,158 bytes
Spirituality and Folklore
In Ghostly Japan by Lafcadio Hearn
Gleanings In Buddha-Fields by Lafcadio Hearn
Kwaidan by Lafcadio Hearn
Japan, An Attempt At Interpretation
Lafcadio Hearn 
One of Hearn's last books, this
substantial volume is a highly readable history of Shinto in Japan, and
its interaction with Buddhism and Christianity; highly recommended for
outsiders who want to understand the Japanese sprit and culture.
The Book of Tea by Kakuzo Okakura 108,498
This book discusses the aesthetics of the
Japanese Tea Ceremony, and its connection to the Japanese world-view as
The Ideals of the East by Kakuzo Okakura
Learn about the evolution of Japanese art
and its relationship to Buddhism.
The Shundai Zatsuwa (A Japanese
Kyuso (Muro Naokiyo). This text is an account of Japanese Neo-Confucian
Bushido, The Soul of Japan by Inazo Nitobe .
This short and very readable book
describes the code of honor of the Samurai and Japanese feudalism,
which is essential to understanding many aspects of Japanese society
The Nō Plays of Japan by Arthur Waley .
Translations of a selection of Nō dramas,
which have deep connections with Japanese Buddhism, Shinto, and
Japanese Fairy Tales Second Series. By
Teresa Peirce Williston, Illustrated by Sanchi Ogawa 
The Story of Gio from the Heike
Monogatari, retold by Ridgely Torrence [1935, Copyright not renewed]
A Hundred Verses from Old Japan (the Hyakunin-isshu),
translated by William N. Porter 
A wonderful thousand-year-old collection
of Tanka poetry.
Ainu Texts This is a page which
links all of the Ainu resources at sacred-texts.