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The Material Culture of Death in Medieval Japan

Karen M. Gerhart

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824832612
eISBN:
9780824868888
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824832612.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

This book explores the ways in which medieval Japanese sought to overcome their sense of powerlessness over death. By attending to both religious practice and ritual objects used in funerals in the ... More


Nature's Embrace: Japan's Aging Urbanites and New Death Rites

Satsuki Kawano

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824833725
eISBN:
9780824870850
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824833725.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

Based on extensive fieldwork, this book reveals the emerging pluralization of death rites in postindustrial Japan. Low birth rates and high numbers of people remaining permanently single have led to ... More


Ritual Implements for Funerals and Memorials

Karen M. Gerhart

in The Material Culture of Death in Medieval Japan

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824832612
eISBN:
9780824868888
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824832612.003.0004
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter examines the primary ritual implements used in funerals and memorials. In medieval Japan, death rituals required the use of special objects whose meaning lay in their roles in funerary ... More


Chapter One

in Seeking Order in a Tumultuous Age: The Writings of Chong Tojon, a Korean Neo-Confucian

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780824859442
eISBN:
9780824872151
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824859442.003.0004
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter includes a sampling of Chŏng Tojŏn’s official and private writings. They include a famous report to the king in 1391, several letters to friends and acquaintances, and finally prefaces ... More


Last Aloha to Mother Pope, 1914

Sandra E. Bonura

in Light in the Queen's Garden: Ida May Pope, Pioneer for Hawai'i's Daughters, 1862-1914

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780824866440
eISBN:
9780824876890
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824866440.003.0019
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

When Ida May Pope died unexpectedly from a stroke while visiting Chicago in the summer of 1914, it was front-page news in virtually every publication in Hawai‘i. Headlines proclaiming the death of ... More


Fighting the Postwar in Little Saigon

Phuong Nguyen

in Pacific America: Histories of Transoceanic Crossings

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780824855765
eISBN:
9780824875596
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824855765.003.0008
Subject:
History, World Modern History

Studies of Vietnamese Americans have traditionally shared a linear assimilationist framework, whereby “good” refugees have successfully moved beyond the Vietnam War while “bad” refugees continue to ... More


Masking Commodification and Sacralizing Consumption: The Emergence of Animal Memorial Rites

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/9780824836269.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

This chapter discusses the modern history of animal mortuary and propitiatory rites in Japan. Modern animal memorial rituals have been nostalgically constructed as continual embodiments of Japanese ... 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


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


Networks of Grief and Pride: Yasukuni Shrine in Regional Japan

Akiko Takenaka

in Yasukuni Shrine: History, Memory, and Japan's Unending Postwar

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824846787
eISBN:
9780824871628
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824846787.003.0004
Subject:
History, Asian History

Chapter 3 examines the popularization of beliefs associated with Yasukuni Shrine in areas far from Tokyo. Two concepts played a key role in the nationalization of the Yasukuni myth. One was the ... More


Death in the Fourteenth Century

Karen M. Gerhart

in The Material Culture of Death in Medieval Japan

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824832612
eISBN:
9780824868888
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824832612.003.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter describes the funerals of, and subsequent memorial services for, two members of a family of court officials in mid-fourteenth century Japan. Rituals associated with death among the ... More


Portraits of the Deceased

Karen M. Gerhart

in The Material Culture of Death in Medieval Japan

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824832612
eISBN:
9780824868888
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824832612.003.0005
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter examines the types of portraits used at funerals and memorial services. In medieval Japan, portraits of the deceased were considered ritual implements essential to Buddhist funerals and ... More


Introduction

Karen M. Gerhart

in The Material Culture of Death in Medieval Japan

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824832612
eISBN:
9780824868888
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824832612.003.0006
Subject:
History, Asian History

This book examines the material culture of death, and particularly how ritual objects functioned in death rituals, in Japan in the early medieval period. Through a close reading and interpretation of ... More


Into the Twenty-First Century

Gregory Smits

in Seismic Japan: The Long History and Continuing Legacy of the Ansei Edo Earthquake

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824838171
eISBN:
9780824870997
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824838171.003.0006
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter examines the iconic function of the Ansei Edo earthquake in the modern era and the influence of early modern earthquake lore on the modern science of seismology, conceptions of Japan, ... More


Conclusion: An Intimate Monument Hidden from the World’s View

Richard A. Ruth

in In Buddha's Company: Thai Soldiers in the Vietnam War

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824834197
eISBN:
9780824870409
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824834197.003.0008
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter focuses on the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, dedicated by Queen Sirikit on October 22, 1990, located within the grounds of the Royal Thai Army's base at Lat Ya, Kanchanaburi. As an official ... More


The Land without Heroes

Keith L. Camacho

in Cultures of Commemoration: The Politics of War, Memory, and History in the Mariana Islands

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824835460
eISBN:
9780824868512
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824835460.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Pacific Studies

This chapter examines the historical development of Liberation Day in the Northern Mariana Islands, along with the various commemorations created by Americans and Japanese in a place dubbed “the land ... More


Food for the Ancestors: Jeon Pancakes

Sonia Ryang

in Eating Korean in America: Gastronomic Ethnography of Authenticity

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824839352
eISBN:
9780824868222
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824839352.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

Capturing the unexpected encounter of the author with jeon, Korean pancake, in Baltimore in the late 1990s, the chapter addresses intersecting issues of Korean immigration and the advancement of ... More


Places of Memory, Sites of Forgetting

Judith A. Bennett

in Natives and Exotics: World War II and Environment in the Southern Pacific

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824832650
eISBN:
9780824871369
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824832650.003.0014
Subject:
Society and Culture, Pacific Studies

This chapter documents the use of war memorials and other methods of commemorating the dead after the war. While souvenirs embody place, the settings of death and loss adhere more meaning to the ... More


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