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A Year in the Life of a Shinto Shrine

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What we today call Shinto has been at the heart of Japanese culture for almost as long as there has been political entity distinguishing itself as Japan. A Year in the Life of a Shinto Shrine describes the ritual cycle at Suwa Shrine, Nagasaki's major Shinto shrine. Conversations with priests, other shrine personnel, and people attending shrine functions supplement John K. Nelson's observations of over fifty shrine rituals and festivals. He elicits their views on the meaning and personal relevance of the religious events and the place of Shinto and Suwa Shrine in Japanese society, culture, and politics. Nelson focuses on the very human side of an ancient institution and provides a detailed look at beliefs and practices that, although grounded in natural cycles, are nonetheless meaningful in late-twentieth-century Japanese society.



Zusammenfassung
Describes the ritual cycle at Suwa Shrine, Nagasaki's major Shinto shrine

Inhalt

AcknowledgmentsConventions1) Frames and Focuses2) Historical Momentums3) The Kami4) Ritual and Ceremony: An Overview5) Finding the Measure6) Head Priest UesugiSPRING7) Beans versus Demons8) On Becoming a Priest: Matsumoto-san's Version9) Backstage at the Doll's Day Festival10) Judgement by Scalding Water11) Festival for FecunditySUMMER12) Being Dirty, Getting Clean, and the Ritual of Great Purification13) "I Shouldn't Be Telling You This, ButE"14) A Woman's Place Is the ShrineAUTUMN15) Okunchi: A City's Heart and Soul16) Children and Silk17) Thanksgiving for New RiceWINTER18) On Spirit, Geomancy, and Sake19) Sanctifying the Earth20) Three Rites for Enduring and Beginning the Year21) To Be an AdultConclusionAppendix 1: The Rituals and Festivals of Suwa ShrineAppendix 2: Map and Guide to the Shrine PrecinctsNotesGlossary of Japanese TermsWorks CitedIndex

Produktinformationen

Titel: A Year in the Life of a Shinto Shrine
Autor:
EAN: 9780295975009
ISBN: 978-0-295-97500-9
Format: Kartonierter Einband
Herausgeber: University Of Washington Press
Genre: Religion & Theologie
Anzahl Seiten: 288
Gewicht: 490g
Größe: H235mm x B156mm x T20mm
Jahr: 1996
Auflage: New.