Ceremony and Ritual in Japan: Religious Practices in an by P. Martinez,D. P. Martinez,Jan Van Bremen PDF

By P. Martinez,D. P. Martinez,Jan Van Bremen

Japan is likely one of the so much urbanised and industrialised international locations on the planet. but the japanese proceed to instruction numerous spiritual rituals and ceremonies regardless of the high-tech, hugely regimented nature of jap society. Ceremony and formality in Japan specializes in the normal and spiritual elements of jap society from an anthropological standpoint, proposing new fabric and making cross-cultural comparisons.
The chapters during this assortment hide subject matters as assorted as funerals and mourning, sweeping, women's roles in ritual, the department of ceremonial meals into sour and candy, the historical past of a shrine, the taking part in of video games, the alternate of towels and the connection among rite and the office. The publication offers an summary of the which means of culture, and appears on the manner within which new ceremonies have sprung up in altering conditions, whereas previous ones were preserved, or have built new meanings.

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