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

Hōzawa Naohide
Alexander Vesey

Vesey on Naohide, 'Kinsei bukkyō no seido to jōhō'

Hōzawa Naohide. Kinsei bukkyō no seido to jōhō. Tokyo: Yoshikawa Kōbunkan, 2015. 408 pp. (cloth), ISBN 978-4-642-03470-8.

Reviewed by Alexander Vesey (Meiji Gakuin University)
Published on H-Shukyo (July, 2016)
Commissioned by Orion Klautau

Refining our Understanding of the Tokugawa-era Buddhist Clergy

Japanese Journal of Religious Studies Issue 43:1 (2016)

Dear Colleagues,

I am delighted to announce the publication of the spring 2016 issue of the Japanese Journal of Religious Studies. This is a special issue on kōshiki in Japanese Buddhism, which has a substantial online supplement containing translations of three kōshiki texts. The issue is dedicated to Professor Yamada Shōzen (1929-2014), the founder of the Society for the Research of Kōshiki (Kōshiki Kenkyūkai 講式研究会). 

New H-Net Profiles and more


H-Net is happy to announce a few new features. 

Your Profile on H-Net now has a field for Dissertations and Theses in progress. H-Net Profiles are searchable by name, email, and interest, and people do look so we encourage you to fill in your profile. 

Multifaceted Divinities in Japan and Beyond

The Israeli Association for Japanese Studies is glad to announce the final program of the international conference:


Multifaceted Divinities in Japan and Beyond

Conference in Memory of Prof. Zwi Werblowsky (1924-2015)

The Hebrew University of Jerusalem and Tel Aviv University

May 29-31, 2016


Day 1: May 29, 2016

Rabin Building

The Hebrew University, Jerusalem