Japanese Shinto Priest Explains His Religion in a Fun Way — An Interview With Soushi

Amélie Geeraert
Kokoro Media
Published in
12 min readDec 15, 2023

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A young Shinto priest in traditional white attire is sitting in front of a golden panel

Soushi describes himself as a pioneer among Shinto priests. During the day, he performs his duties at 17 different shrines. At night, he becomes the “Singing Shinto Priest,” a pop musician whose mission is to make basic Shinto principles more accessible to the public.

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Amélie Geeraert
Kokoro Media

Living in Japan since 2011. I love interviewing inspiring people.