this book is way to short and daisetz jumps from one subject to the next way to fast. Although he does a good job of explaining the various points of Shinto, you'll fell as though he could have done better. If you want a good book by Daisetz I'd suggest "Zen Buddhism: selected writings of D.T.Susuki".
A most incisive and engaging explanation of Jodo-Shin Buddhism! This book is entertaining, instructive, and educational, and all in equal proportions. It led me to embark upon a deeper investigation of the Jodo-Shin path.