I'm plugging away at this, and it's almost done. Here's a bit I've added in, after people commented that some form of Buddhism should be present, as it really influenced Japanese culture.
are not religious. They follow a Philosophy that includes tolerance of others,
pursuing inner enlightenment, and living a good life. They believe in
reincarnation, and that only through achieving enlightenment will they achieve
oneness with the universe. They strongly believe in karma, where good actions are
rewarded and bad actions are punished, possibly in a later life. Neko are
carnivores, so they have no issues with eating meat, and consider it a natural
part of life.
know that the kami exist, but do not consider them gods. They think the kami
are just a different facet of the world. Many humans have incorporated neko
beliefs into their own spirit worship. As with all things, some neko follow the
tenets of their Philosophy more strictly than others. Quite a few neko don’t
really believe in it, and generally just do what they want to accumulate
personal power in this life.