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Religion in Japan : arrows to heaven and earth /
edited by P.F. Kornicki and I.J. McMullen.
imprint
New York : Cambridge University Press, 1996.
description
xxv, 315 p., [4] p. of plates : ill. (some col.) ; 24 cm.
ISBN
0521550289
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imprint
New York : Cambridge University Press, 1996.
isbn
0521550289
catalogue key
1769536
 
Includes bibliograpical references and index.
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'Topics broached range from the Nara to the Heisei period, from folk religion to intellectual history, from religious state policy to private religious entrepreneurism, and from Okinawa to Hokkaido. As a result, the book will contain something to fascinate anyone with an interest in Japanese religion. Journal of the Royal Asiatic Society
‘Topics broached range from the Nara to the Heisei period, from folk religion to intellectual history, from religious state policy to private religious entrepreneurism, and from Okinawa to Hokkaido. As a result, the book will contain something to fascinate anyone with an interest in Japanese religion.Journal of the Royal Asiatic Society
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A remarkable 1996 collection of essays exploring different aspects of religion in Japan by an international team of contributors. The range of subjects include chapters on new religions in post-war Japan, on beliefs about fox-possession in the Heian period and on the religious life of the first shogunate in the late twelfth century.
Description for Bookstore
A remarkable collection of essays exploring different aspects of religion in Japan by an international team of contributors. The range of subjects include chapters on new religions in post-war Japan, on beliefs about fox-possession in the Heian period and on the religious life of the first shogunate in the late twelfth century. The essays offer fresh insights into the rich religious traditions of Japan, many of which have been previously neglected in the English-language writing on Japan.
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A remarkable collection of essays explore different aspects of religion in Japan by an international team of contributors. The range of subjects include chapters on new religions in post-war Japan, on beliefs about fox-possession in the Heian period and on the religious life of the first shogunate in the late twelfth century. The essays offer fresh insights into the rich religious traditions of Japan, many of which have been previously neglected in the English-language writing on Japan.
Main Description
A remarkable collection of essays written by an international team of contributors explores different aspects of religion in Japan. Subjects discussed include new religions in postwar Japan, beliefs about fox-possession in the Heian period, and the religious life of the first shogunate in the late twelfth century. The essays offer fresh insights into the rich religious traditions of Japan, many of which have been previously neglected in the English-language writing on Japan.
Main Description
Peter Francis Kornicki and Ian James McMullen have put together a remarkable collection of essays on different aspects of religion in Japan by an international team of contributors. The essays cover a wide range of subjects, from the new religions of post-war Japan to beliefs about fox-possession in the Heian period, and from French missionaries in Okinawa in the mid-nineteenth century to the Ainu bear festival in Hokkaido. Other chapters examine the religious life of Minamoto no Yoritomo, the founder of the first shogunate in the late twelfth century, and the role of pilgrimage in Japanese religion. The essays offer fresh insights into the rich religious traditions of Japan, many of which have been previously neglected in the English-language writing on Japan.
Main Description
Peter Francis Kornicki and Ian James McMullen have put together a remarkable collection of essays on different aspects of religion in Japan by an international team of contributors. The essays in this 1996 book cover a wide range of subjects, from the new religions of post-war Japan to beliefs about fox-possession in the Heian period, and from French missionaries in Okinawa in the mid-nineteenth century to the Ainu bear festival in Hokkaido. Other chapters examine the religious life of Minamoto no Yoritomo, the founder of the first shogunate in the late twelfth century, and the role of pilgrimage in Japanese religion. The essays offer fresh insights into the rich religious traditions of Japan, many of which have been previously neglected in the English-language writing on Japan.
Table of Contents
Notes on the kuji
The worship of Confucius in ancient Japan
An early anthropologist? Oe no Masafusa's A record of fox spirits
Religion in the life of Minamoto Yoritomo and the early Kamakura bakufu
Rethinking Japanese folk religion: a study of Kumano Shugen
Keeping the faith: bakuhan policy towards religions in seventeenth-century Japan
Heavenly affinities and discrepancies: Fr Leturdu's early ethnographic account of Okinawa (l846-l848)
Accommodating the alien: Okuni Takamasa and the religion of the Lord of Heaven
Shinmeiaishinkai and the study of shamanism in contemporary Japanese religious life
The Ainu iyomande and its evolution
Mizuko kuyo: the re-production of the dead in contemporary Japan
Pilgrimage as cult: the Shikoku pilgrimage as a window on Japanese religion
The sacred power of wrapping
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