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Funerals and the Price of Death

Christian Henriot

in Scythe and the City: A Social History of Death in Shanghai

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780804797467
eISBN:
9780804798747
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804797467.003.0007
Subject:
History, Asian History

Death had a price. From the performance of funeral rituals, to funeral apparels, and to funeral processions, death (re)created a complete hierarchy in even sharper lines than among the living. ... More


The Daimyo Procession

Constantine Nomikos Vaporis

in Tour of Duty: Samurai, Military Service in Edo, and the Culture of Early Modern Japan

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824832056
eISBN:
9780824868789
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824832056.003.0004
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter analyzes the political and cultural meanings of the processions of the daimyo and their extensive entourages up and down the highways. These parade-like movements were replete with ... 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


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