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The predominant religions in Japan today are Shintoism and Buddhism, although most Japanese who are religious don't subscribe to any one religion. Most Japanese who do believe in God share a blend of religious beliefs and religions, none of which are Biblical Christianity.What are some interesting Japanese superstitions or beliefs?
Miscellaneous Beliefs Do Not Whistle at Night. "If you whistle at night, snakes will come out!" This was the very first Japanese superstition I ever heard. Someone is Talking About You When You Sneeze. ... Clean Bathroom = Beautiful Baby. ... Lying Down After a Meal. ... Upside Down Broom. ... Drinking Vinegar. ... The Sight of a Hearse. ...What are the cultural beliefs of Japan?
Shintoism is Japan's indigenous spirituality. It is believed that every living thing in nature (e.g. trees, rocks, flowers, animals - even sounds) contains kami, or gods. Consequently Shinto principles can be seen throughout Japanese culture, where nature and the turning of the seasons are cherished.