Who founded the Shinto religion?
There is no official record of a founder or a scripture for the Shinto belief system.
Moses founded Judaism. Zarathustra founded Zoroastrianism. Jesus Christ founded Christianity. Mohammad founded Islam. Buddha founded Buddhism. Mahavira founded Jainism. Lao Tzu founded Taoism. Confucius founded Confucianism. Nanak and 9 other kings founded the Sikh religion The Bab & Bah-u-llah founded Baha'i. Shinto is a Japanese religion. Nobody knows who founded that religion. Hinduism is one of if not the oldest religious tradion. As such no known founder is known. "Self" invented Athiesm
Since budda started helping people; and when he died it became offical Buddhism was not founded to be a religion, but as a Philosophy in ending suffering. However, there are some countries who combined it with their religon, thus, it become a pseudo-religion. Example is Japan who combined Buddhism with their Shinto religion.
The world oldest officially recognised religion is probably Shinto, a prehistoric Japanese religion. Most Japaneses are Shinto practitioners, about 60 % - many are Buddhists too. A few are Christians. Shinto is based on the cult of nature. The temples are usually located in beauty spots and surround by pretty gardens and old trees. SHINTO believes in a number of gods called Kami. There is no known founder of Shinto...