I believe in the "Way of the Gods," Kami-no-michi, which asserts nature's sacredness
and uniquely reveals the supernatural.
I believe there is not a single Supreme Being, but myriad Gods, superior beings,
among all the wonders of the universe which is not inanimate but filled everywhere
with sentient life.
I believe in the scriptural authority of the great books known as the Record of
Ancient Things, Chronicles of Japan, Institutes of the Period of Yengi and Collection
of 10,000 Leaves.
I believe in the sanctity of cleanliness and purity-of body and spirit-and that
impurity is a religious transgression.
I believe that the State is a divine institution whose laws should not be transgressed
and to which individuals must sacrifice their own needs.
I believe in moral and spiritual uprightness as the cornerstone of religious ethics
and in the supreme value of loyalty.
I believe that the supernatural reveals itself through all that is natural and
beautiful, and value these above philosophical or theological doctrine.
I believe that whatever is, is Divine Spirit, that the world is a one brotherhood,
that all men are capable of deep affinity with the Divine and that there exists
no evil in the world whatsoever.
I believe in the practical use of ceremony and ritual, and in the worship of the
Deities that animate nature, including the Sun Goddess Amaterasu, the Moon God
Tsuki-yomi, and the Storm God Sasa-no-wo.