Japanese Mythology

The legends, folklore, and histories that make up the mythology of Japan.

Japanese Mythology Illustration

Japanese mythology is a combination of primarily Shinto and Buddhist traditions. In addition to the most powerful gods and goddesses, there are also millions of kami, or “holy powers,” associated with forces of nature, geographical features, and the spirits of the venerated dead.

By Mythopedia StaffLast updated on Dec. 1st, 2021

Japanese Pantheon