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Bones of Contention: Animals and Religion in Contemporary Japan

Barbara R. Ambros

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824836269
eISBN:
9780824871512
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824836269.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

Since the 1990s the Japanese pet industry has grown to a trillion-yen business and estimates place the number of pets above the number of children under the age of fifteen. There are between 6,000 to ... More


Vengeful Spirits or Loving Spiritual Companions?: Changing Views of Pet Spirits

Barbara R. Ambros

in Bones of Contention: Animals and Religion in Contemporary Japan

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824836269
eISBN:
9780824871512
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824836269.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

This chapter considers the ongoing debate about the posthumous fate of animal spirits, which has been influenced by animistic, Buddhist, Christian, and spiritualist notions of the next life. It ... More


Epilogue

Barbara R. Ambros

in Bones of Contention: Animals and Religion in Contemporary Japan

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824836269
eISBN:
9780824871512
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824836269.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

This book has shown that the Japanese discourse about pet memorial rites is a complicated one and involves multiple voices and positions, from pet owners and funerary institutions to temple ... More


Introduction

Barbara R. Ambros

in Bones of Contention: Animals and Religion in Contemporary Japan

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824836269
eISBN:
9780824871512
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824836269.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

This book examines the culture industry of pet mortuary rites in contemporary Japan. It considers the necrogeography of the physical and mental landscapes that have produced the current ... More


Pets, Death, and Taxes: The Legal Boundaries of Religion

Barbara R. Ambros

in Bones of Contention: Animals and Religion in Contemporary Japan

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824836269
eISBN:
9780824871512
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824836269.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

This chapter examines legal controversies surrounding the taxation of pet memorial rites in Japan. Between 2005 and 2008, two different regional courts in Nagoya and Tokyo grappled with the issue of ... More


Embodying Hybridity: The Necrogeography of Pet Memorial Spaces

Barbara R. Ambros

in Bones of Contention: Animals and Religion in Contemporary Japan

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824836269
eISBN:
9780824871512
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824836269.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

This chapter examines the necrogeography of mortuary spaces for pets. Cemeteries often mirror social practices and boundaries among the living such as ethnic, racial, or economic segregation. ... More


Save the Hawaiian, Eat the Pig

Wendell Kekailoa Perry

in I Ulu I Ka 'Aina: Land

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824839772
eISBN:
9780824870959
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824839772.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Pacific Studies

This chapter presents a story about a Hawaiian man, his pet pig, and the law. It takes place in Waiʻanae, located on the west end of the island of Oahu. The main character is named Keola who is ... More


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