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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


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


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


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


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


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