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 Teaching Ritual Propriety and Authority through Japanese Religions

John Nelson

in Teaching Ritual

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2007
ISBN:
9780195176452
eISBN:
9780199785308
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195176452.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter describes the author's teaching of valuable lessons about the historical uses of ritual that often do not appear in courses — for example, how Shintō symbolism could turn the Japanese ... More


 Shinto and Celibacy

C. Scott Littleton

in Celibacy and Religious Traditions

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780195306316
eISBN:
9780199867721
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195306316.003.0014
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Shinto, an indigenous religion of Japan, is opposed to celibacy because the religion represents a celebration of life and procreation. An exception is found with virgins (miko), who assist priests.


Weaving and Binding: Immigrant Gods and Female Immortals in Ancient Japan

Michael Como

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824829575
eISBN:
9780824870560
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824829575.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

Among the most exciting developments in the study of Japanese religion over the past two decades has been the discovery of tens of thousands of ritual vessels, implements, and scapegoat dolls ... More


Like No Other: Exceptionalism and Nativism in Early Modern Japan

Mark Thomas McNally

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824852849
eISBN:
9780824868253
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824852849.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

The paradigmatic connection between Kokugaku and nativism is misleading and even wrong. In the humanities and the social sciences, nativism either describes anti-immigrant political movements or ... More


Akasaka in the High City: Born Shinto … Live Inari … Die Buddhist

Heine Steven

in Sacred High City, Sacred Low City: A Tale of Religious Sites in Two Tokyo Neighborhoods

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780195386202
eISBN:
9780199918362
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195386202.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

The third chapters examines the wide variety of shrines in Akasaka, including Sannō Hie Jinja, Toyokawa Inari, Nogi Jinja, and Hikawa Jinja, which are all dedicated to Inari, at least in part, ... More


Selected Works of D.T. Suzuki, Volume III: Comparative Religion

Daisetsu Teitaro Suzuki

Richard M. Jaffe, Jeff Wilson, and Tomoe Moriya (eds)

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780520269170
eISBN:
9780520965355
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520269170.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

Daisetsu Teitaro Suzuki was a key figure in the introduction of Buddhism to the non-Asian world. Many outside Japan encountered Buddhism for the first time through D. T. Suzuki's writings and ... More


Darwin, Dharma, and the Divine: Evolutionary Theory and Religion in Modern Japan

G. Clinton Godart

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780824858513
eISBN:
9780824873639
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824858513.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

Darwin, Dharma, and the Divine demonstrates that evolutionary theory was never passively accepted, but played active and controversial roles in modern Japanese thought. Evolutionary theory was ... More


Accounts and Images of Six Kannon in Japan

Sherry D. Fowler

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780824856229
eISBN:
9780824872977
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824856229.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

When Kannon (Avalokiteśvara in Sanskrit) appears in multiple manifestations, the compassionate Buddhist deity’s magnificent powers are believed to increase to even greater heights. This book examines ... More


When Tengu Talk: Hirata Atsutane’s Ethnography of the Other World

Wilburn Hansen

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824832094
eISBN:
9780824869304
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824832094.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

Hirata Atsutane (1776–1843) has been the subject of numerous studies that focus on his importance to nationalist politics and Japanese intellectual and social history. Although well known as an ... More


Shinto

Helen Hardacre

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
December 2016
ISBN:
9780190621711
eISBN:
9780190621742
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190621711.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

The aim of this book is to understand the history of an enduring ideal of Shinto. In this ideal, a divinely descended ruler governs through rituals for deities called Kami. A priestly order assists ... More


Japanese Philosophy: A Sourcebook

James W. Heisig, Thomas P. Kasulis, and John C. Maraldo (eds)

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824835521
eISBN:
9780824870270
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824835521.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This book documents the richness and diversity of Japanese philosophy as it has developed throughout history. Writings of more than a hundred philosophical thinkers from all eras and schools of ... More


Drawing on Tradition: Manga, Anime, and Religion in Contemporary Japan

Jolyon Baraka Thomas

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824835897
eISBN:
9780824871499
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824835897.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

Manga and anime (illustrated serial novels and animated films) are highly influential Japanese entertainment media that boast tremendous domestic consumption as well as worldwide distribution and an ... More


Evolution, Individuals, and the <i>Kokutai</i>

G. Clinton Godart

in Darwin, Dharma, and the Divine: Evolutionary Theory and Religion in Modern Japan

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780824858513
eISBN:
9780824873639
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824858513.003.0003
Subject:
History, Asian History

The Meiji period saw the development of political tensions between evolutionary theory and the emerging kokutai ideology of the Japanese state. Kokutai ideology emerged as an unstable hybrid of ... More


A Contemporary Buddhist View of Shinto

Jeff Wilson, Tomoe Moriya, and Richard M. Jaffe (eds)

in Selected Works of D.T. Suzuki, Volume III: Comparative Religion

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780520269170
eISBN:
9780520965355
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520269170.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter contains an essay written by D. T. Suzuki in which he criticized Shinto, arguing that “the modern interpretation of Shinto” is different from the premodern religious tradition. Suzuki ... More


Successors: Immortalizing the Ancestors

Takie Sugiyama Lebra

in Above the Clouds: Status Culture of the Modern Japanese Nobility

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520076006
eISBN:
9780520911796
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520076006.003.0004
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter looks at kazoku families in terms of succession: what is involved, who the successors—or descendants—were, how they related to the predecessors, and what contemporary successors did and ... More


Useful Buddhism, 1868–1945

Christopher Ives

in Imperial-Way Zen: Ichikawa Hakugen's Critique and Lingering Questions for Buddhist Ethics

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824833312
eISBN:
9780824870126
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824833312.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter provides an overview of the actions and ideology that characterized Imperial-Way Buddhism from the Meiji Restoration up to 1945. During these years, Japanese religious history is divided ... More


Of Knives and Men: Cutting Ceremonies and Cuisine

Eric C. Rath

in Food and Fantasy in Early Modern Japan

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520262270
eISBN:
9780520947658
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520262270.003.0003
Subject:
History, Asian History

At the same time that chefs in the employ of shoguns, elite warlords, and aristocrats in the fifteenth century were developing the arts of cooking and banqueting, they were also doing other, less ... More


Enfolding Silence: The Transformation of Japanese American Religion and Art under Oppression

Brett J. Esaki

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
June 2016
ISBN:
9780190251420
eISBN:
9780190251352
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190251420.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society, Philosophy of Religion

Japanese Americans have developed complex silences in response to social and religious marginalization. Utilizing histories and ethnographies of Japanese American arts-gardening, origami, jazz, and ... More


In Search of the Way: Thought and Religion in Early—Modern Japan, 1582-1860

Richard Bowring

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
December 2016
ISBN:
9780198795230
eISBN:
9780191836534
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198795230.001.0001
Subject:
History, World Early Modern History, History of Ideas

In Search of the Way is a history of intellectual and religious developments in Japan during the Tokugawa period, 1582–1860. It begins with an explanation of the fate of Christianity, and goes on to ... More


Shinto and the Meiji State

Helen Hardacre

in Shinto

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
December 2016
ISBN:
9780190621711
eISBN:
9780190621742
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190621711.003.0013
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

Examines the numerous changes, many of which were initiated within government, that resulted in Shinto becoming independent from Buddhism and assuming new public roles associated with the ... More


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