H-Shukyo (the Japanese term for "religion") is an international network dedicated to the scholarly discussion of Japanese religions. It is open to graduate students and professionals working on the academic study of Japanese religions.

H-Shukyo is currently looking for new editors to take over the network and take an active role in developing new online materials and resources for the field. We also looking for contributors, bloggers, discussants, resources gatherers, etc. If you are interested in helping build this site, please contact Patrick Cox, H-Net's Vice-President for Networks, at vp-net@mail.h-net.msu.edu.

Recent Content

CFP: AAR Panel on Japanese Religions and the Fifteen Year War

Dear colleagues,

I am interested in organizing a Japanese Religions group panel for this year’s AAR Conference on the topic of the Fifteen Year War/WWII. My own research addresses doctrinal studies conferences held within the Ōtani denomination in response to the 1940 Religious Organizations Law. Please contact me off-list at jschroe9@uoregon.edu if you would be interested in joining such a panel.

Jeff Schroeder

Multifaceted Divinities in Japan and Beyond


Multifaceted Divinities in Japan and Beyond

The Hebrew University of Jerusalem and Tel-Aviv University

May 29-31, 2016

The Israeli Association of Japanese Studies (IAJS) is glad to announce an international workshop on Japanese medieval divinities, which will be held at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and Tel-Aviv University on May 29-31, 2016. The workshop is dedicated to the memory of the Late Prof. R.J. Zwi Werblowsky (Hebrew University), a renowned scholar of comparative religion, who passed away last summer.

Eisenstein on Adolphson and Commons, Lovable Losers: The Heike in Action and Memory

Dear freinds,

I beleive this review titled 'Heike Legacies' on the work(s) 'Lovable Losers:
The Heike in Action and Memory',  which has been published on H-Buddhism will be of intrest to many of you.

You can find a copy of the review at:


JOURNAL: Religious Studies in Japan Volume 3 (2016)

Religious Studies in Japan has published the following articles and reviews in Volume 3 (2016). All are free for viewing and downloading at http://jpars.org/online/view-issue/vol-3-2016



Keta Masako



Satō Hiroo, “Vengeful Spirits, Divine Punishment, and Natural Disasters: Catastrophe and Religion in Japan”

Sumika Masayoshi, “Nationalism, Religion, and Social Darwinism: Nation and Religion in the Works of Katō Genchi and Liang Qichao”