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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


Retrospect

Richard Bowring

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

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
December 2016
ISBN:
9780198795230
eISBN:
9780191836534
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198795230.003.0020
Subject:
History, World Early Modern History, History of Ideas

This retrospect is a short appraisal of the narrative told in this book, emphasizing the degree to which Song–Ming Neo-Confucianism acted as a constant sounding board throughout the period, a period ... More


The Way of the Kami

Richard Bowring

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

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
December 2016
ISBN:
9780198795230
eISBN:
9780191836534
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198795230.003.0006
Subject:
History, World Early Modern History, History of Ideas

This chapter deals with the politics of religion in the early years of the Tokugawa period. It does so by taking up two very different examples, one in the domain of Mito and the other in the Okayama ... More


Coda

Bernard Faure

in The Fluid Pantheon: Gods of Medieval Japan, Volume 1

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824839338
eISBN:
9780824868260
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824839338.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

Japanese gods are segments of a heterogeneous network composed of myths and rituals, but also of human and divine bodies, objects, institutions, techniques, images, and feelings. Medieval Japanese ... More


The Modern Development of Shin Buddhism

Michihiro Ama

in Immigrants to the Pure Land: The Modernization, Acculturation, and Globalization of Shin Buddhism, 1898-1941

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824834388
eISBN:
9780824871727
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824834388.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter focuses on how modernity affects the Nishi and Higashi Honganji. Modernity prompted the leaders of these Honganjis to rethink their ideas of nation-statehood and restructure their ... More


Spiritual Assimilation: Namsan's Shintō Shrines and Their Festival Celebrations

Todd A. Henry

in Assimilating Seoul: Japanese Rule and the Politics of Public Space in Colonial Korea, 1910–1945

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780520276550
eISBN:
9780520958418
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520276550.003.0003
Subject:
History, Asian History

A revisionist response to nationalist accounts that project wartime resistance onto early periods, this chapter argues that spiritual assimilation began as a makeshift arrangement in which the ... More


Imperial Subjectification: The Collapsing Spaces of a Wartime City

Todd A. Henry

in Assimilating Seoul: Japanese Rule and the Politics of Public Space in Colonial Korea, 1910–1945

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780520276550
eISBN:
9780520958418
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520276550.003.0006
Subject:
History, Asian History

Chapter 5 shows how wartime mobilization led to the unprecedented compression and expansion of space. For one, the culture of an increasingly militarized Namsan began to penetrate Korean homes ... More


Entertaining Religious Ideas

Jolyon Baraka Thomas

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

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824835897
eISBN:
9780824871499
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824835897.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter performs a detailed case study of several anime by director Miyazaki Hayao, showing the ways in which audience interpretations—including academic interpretations—of certain films as ... More


Spirited Away

Mutsuo Takahashi

in Twelve Views from the Distance

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816672776
eISBN:
9781452948157
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816672776.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This chapter focuses on the events in Takahashi Mutsuo’s childhood where his mother, Hisako, returned to Japan after a year of absence. It talks about religious practices in Mutsuo’s household that ... More


Tantric Traditions in Transmission and Translation

David B. Gray and Ryan Richard Overbey (eds)

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2016
ISBN:
9780199763689
eISBN:
9780190459451
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199763689.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This volume explores the movement of tantric Buddhist traditions through time and space, from the early history of tantric Buddhism to the present day. These studies investigate the development of ... More


In search of times past

Richard Bowring

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

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
December 2016
ISBN:
9780198795230
eISBN:
9780191836534
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198795230.003.0017
Subject:
History, World Early Modern History, History of Ideas

This chapter traces how Motoori Norinaga built on the base provided by Kamo no Mabuchi, extending the study of the past from poetry to the Record of Ancient Matters (Kojiki). Norinaga devoted his ... More


A new kind of Shintō

Richard Bowring

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

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
December 2016
ISBN:
9780198795230
eISBN:
9780191836534
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198795230.003.0018
Subject:
History, World Early Modern History, History of Ideas

This chapter is an in-depth treatment of the life and work of Hirata Atsutane, who developed the ideas of Norinaga into a movement that had religious overtones. He rewrote Japanese history for the ... More


Shinto from 1945 through 1989

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/9780190621711.003.0015
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

The Allied Occupation of Japan aligned Shinto with religion, ended its public funding, and squelched its claim to public status. The Occupation singled out Shinto as responsible for prewar militarism ... More


Nakae Tōju

Philip J. Ivanhoe

in Three Streams: Confucian Reflections on Learning and the Moral Heart-Mind in China, Korea, and Japan

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780190492014
eISBN:
9780190492038
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190492014.003.0013
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, General

Nakae Tōju developed a distinctive philosophy centered on a novel conception of filial piety combined with a form of theism. He combined these themes with neo-Confucian metaphysics, native Shintō ... More


Yamazaki Ansai

Philip J. Ivanhoe

in Three Streams: Confucian Reflections on Learning and the Moral Heart-Mind in China, Korea, and Japan

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780190492014
eISBN:
9780190492038
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190492014.003.0014
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, General

Yamazaki Ansai was one of the first and most committed Japanese followers of the orthodox Cheng-Zhu School of neo-Confucianism, which can be traced back to the philosophy of Cheng Yi. Later in life, ... More


The Homa of the Northern Dipper

Richard K. Payne

in Tantric Traditions in Transmission and Translation

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2016
ISBN:
9780199763689
eISBN:
9780190459451
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199763689.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

The ritual corpus of the Japanese tantric tradition of Shingon contains many different fire offerings (homa), differing by function and by chief deity to whom the ritual is devoted. The majority of ... More


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