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Historical Perspectives

Satsuki Kawano

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

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824833725
eISBN:
9780824870850
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824833725.003.0003
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

The Grave-Free Promotion Society (GFPS) has been scattering the ashes of its members since 1991, as opposed to the traditional practice of interring them in a family grave. GFPS members feel that ... More


The Story of a Seventy-Three-Year-Old Woman Living Alone: Her Thoughts on Death Rites

Satsuki Kawano

in Capturing Contemporary Japan: Differentiation and Uncertainty

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824838683
eISBN:
9780824868895
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824838683.003.0014
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter examines the significance of ash scattering, a new mortuary practice in contemporary Japan, from the perspective of a seventy-three-year-old woman living alone. More specifically, it ... More


Imagining Father

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/9780816672776.003.0011
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This chapter talks about Takahashi Mutsuo’s childhood perception of his father, Shirō, who died a few months after his birth. It describes the self-portrait painting and family grave stone that ... More


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