Living Buddhist Statues In Early Medieval And Modern Japan

Author: S. Horton
Editor: Springer
ISBN: 0230607144
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A study of the surprising functions of Buddhist statues, which helped disseminate Buddhist beliefs among the populace in Tenth- and Eleventh-century Japan. Using ethnographic data drawn from present-day fieldwork and marshalling ancient textual evidence, Horton reveals the historical origins and development of modern Japanese beliefs and practices.

Notebook Of A Ten Square Rush Mat Sized World

Author: Chōmei Kamo
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Narratives Of Sorrow And Dignity

Author: Bardwell L. Smith
Editor: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199942145
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Bardwell L. Smith offers a fresh perspective on c, the Japanese ceremony performed to bring solace to those who have experienced miscarriage, stillbirth, or abortion. Showing how old and new forms of myth, symbol, doctrine, praxis, and organization combine and overlap in contemporary mizuko kuyō, Smith provides critical insight from many angles: the sociology of the family, the power of the medical profession, the economics of temples, the import of ancestral connections, the need for healing in both private and communal ways and, perhaps above all, the place of women in modern Japanese religion. At the heart of Smith's research is the issue of how human beings experience the death of a life that has been and remains precious to them. While universal, these losses are also personal and unique. The role of society in helping people to heal from these experiences varies widely and has changed enormously in recent decades. In examples of grieving for these kinds of losses one finds narratives not only of deep sorrow but of remarkable dignity.

Japan Encyclopedia

Author: Louis Fr?d?ric
Editor: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 9780674017535
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"Knowing Japan and the Japanese better," Louis Frédéric states in the introduction to this encyclopedia, "is one of the necessities of modern life." The Japanese have a profound knowledge of every aspect and detail of Western societies. Unfortunately, we in the West cannot say the same about our knowledge of Japan. We tend to see Japan through a veil of exoticism, as a land of ancient customs and exquisite arts; or we view it as a powerful contributor to the global economy, the source of cutting-edge electronics and innovative management techniques. To go beyond these clichés, we must begin to see how apparently contradictory aspects of modern Japanese culture spring from the country's evolution through more than two millennia of history. This richly detailed yet concise encyclopedia is a guide to the full range of Japanese history and civilization, from the dawn of its prehistory to today, providing clear and accessible information on society and institutions, commerce and industry, sciences, sports, and politics, with particular emphasis on religion, material culture, and the arts. The volume is enhanced by maps and illustrations, along with a detailed chronology of more than 2,000 years of Japanese history and a comprehensive bibliography. Cross-references and an index help the reader trace themes from one article to the next. Japan Encyclopedia will be an indispensable one-volume reference for students, scholars, travelers, journalists, and anyone who wishes to learn more about the past and present of this great world civilization.

Laptop Dancing And The Nanny Goat Mambo

Author: Tom Humphries
Editor: Pocket Books
ISBN: 9781903650530
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Tom Humphries is a passion machine according to his colleagues at the Irish Times. Yes, he may sit in the press box, but in his heart, he is in the right place. On the terrace. For Tom is a true sports fan. And it shows in his passionate style of writing, which has won him several awards and thousands of sports fans. This book will contain some achingly hilarious and menacing accounts of his sporting year including: an interview with Clinton Morris at Crystal Palace; waiting with his daughter to try to get an autograph from Roy Keane; the Winter Olympics at Salt Lake City and Lillehammer; World Cup 2002, when he broke the news of Keane's return to Ireland; the time spent with Sergio Garcia at his home in Spain; the Ryder Cup; the Euro athletic championship in Munich and many more sporting occasions.

The International Studio

Author: Charles Holme
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Cambridge Anthropology

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Mcgraw Hill Dictionary Of Art

Author: Bernard S. Myers
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A major portion of the work is biographies of painters, sculptors, architects, industrial designers, and decorative artists from all periods and countries. Many articles are on cities and include major monuments and museums.

Japan

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Editor: Berlitz Publishing
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Enduring Identities The Guise Of Shinto In Contemporary Japan

Author: John Kenneth Nelson
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This study is an ethnography of the way in which a Shinto shrine in contemporary Japan constructs and manages its religious traditions to attract and serve the needs and agendas of a variety of modern-day constituencies. Using recent theoretical developments in the anthropology of religion, ritual, and politics, my study looks at the management of an important, old shrine complex, Kamigamo Jinja in Kyoto. In its contemporary "guise," shrine Shinto's lack of sacred texts, charismatic leaders, and systematic dogma--in short, the very attributes that would normally characterize a "religion"--allows it to be amenable to a broad-based constituency that is unified only by their identification with a worldview that promotes hierarchy, paternalism, cooperation, harmony, and consensus.

Orient Hawaii

Author: Don Briggs
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Death And Social Order In Tokugawa Japan

Author: Nam-lin Hur
Editor: Harvard Univ Council on East Asian
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Buddhism was a fact of life and death during the Tokugawa period (1600-1868): every household was expected to be affiliated with a Buddhist temple, and every citizen had to be given a Buddhist funeral. The enduring relationship between temples and their affiliated households gave rise to the danka system of funerary patronage. This private custom became a public institution when the Tokugawa shogunate discovered an effective means by which to control the populace and prevent the spread of ideologies potentially dangerous to its power--especially Christianity. Despite its lack of legal status, the danka system was applied to the entire population without exception; it became for the government a potent tool of social order and for the Buddhist establishment a practical way to ensure its survival within the socioeconomic context of early modern Japan. In this study, Nam-lin Hur follows the historical development of the danka system and details the intricate interplay of social forces, political concerns, and religious beliefs that drove this "economy of death" and buttressed the Tokugawa governing system. With meticulous research and careful analysis, Hur demonstrates how Buddhist death left its mark firmly upon the world of the Tokugawa Japanese.

The Quest

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Archives Of Asian Art

Author: Asia Society
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An Oklahoma Legacy

Author: Odie B. Faulk
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ISBN: 9780865460744
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Understanding Japan

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