The mythological history of Japan dates back to more than 2,000 years. Japanese mythology became part of two major religions: Buddhism and Shinto. Shinto is an indigenous religion of Japan and Buddhism was brought to Japan through Korea and China. In Japanese mythology, everything has a kami or a spirit. As a result, the collection of recognized gods is enormous, with some claiming that there are millions of different deities and spirits. Japanese mythology includes a vast number of gods, goddesses, and spirits. Japanese mythology includes a vast number of gods, goddesses, and spirits and strives to explain the creation of the islands of Japan, the events that unfolded on the Earth, as well as the reign of the latter emperors of Japan through the use of these gods and goddesses and events that take place in legendary locations such as the heavens and the underworld.
In Japanese mythology, everything that is contained in the universe has a kami or a deity or spirit. As a result of this belief, the collection of Japanese gods is enormous, with some sources claiming that there are millions of gods and spirits. Japanese mythology talks about the kami of many particular places such as rocks, trees, and mountains (“Japanese mythology” page 1). The major sources of Japanese mythology that we know of today are the two books of myths which are called the Nihonji and the Kojiki. The Kojiki is one of the most important books that contributes to Japanese mythology, as the Kojiki talks about the creation of the Japanese islands and the journeys of the two major deities: Izanagi and