Shinto ("the way of the Kami") is the name of the formal state religion of Japan that was first used in the 6th century C.E., although the roots of the religion go back to at least the 6th century B.C.E. Shinto has no founder, no official sacred texts, and no formalized system of doctrine. Shinto has been formative in developing uniquely Japanese attitudes and sensitivities, creating a distinct Japanese consciousness.
This is a Shinto shrine with paper streamers. It is one main religion in Japan, it is a religion to respect nature. It is a easy and not strict religion because all you need to do is celebrate the holidays.
HORYU-JI TEMPLE: The Oldest Wooden Buildings on Earth from the Asuka Period (538-710) - We can trace the early origins of Horyu-ji to 587 AD when Emperor Yomei ordered the construction of a Buddhist temple to help with the cure of his ailing health. A number of skilled craftsmen, carpenters, monks and designers came from Korea to the Yamato Court to help in the creation of the temple and to establish Buddhism as a new religion in Japan -