Just the facts on religion.

Timeline of Shinto

478

Earliest known Shinto shrines

625

Establishment of the Ise Shrine, one of Shinto's holiest places

1725

Isida Baigan founds the Shingaku religion, based on Shinto, Buddhist and Confucian elements

1900

Shintoism reinstated in Japan as part of an effort to limit Buddhist influence

1945

Following World War II, Shintoism is banned in Japan