Religion in Japanese Daily Life

Religion in Japanese Daily Life
Author: David C. Lewis
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 346
Release: 2017-09-22
ISBN: 1317194373
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Religion in Japanese Daily Life Book Excerpt:

Are Japanese people religious – and, if so, in what ways? David Lewis addresses this question from the perspective of ordinary Japanese people in the context of their life cycles, and explores why they engage in religious activities. He not only discusses how Japanese people engage in different religious practices as they encounter new events in their lives but also analyses the attitudes and motivations behind their behaviour. Activities such as fortune-telling, religious rites in the workplace, ancestral rites and visits to shrines and temples are actually engaged in by many people who view themselves as ‘non- religious’ but express their motivations in terms other than the conventional ‘religious’ ones. This book outlines the religious options available, and assesses why people choose particular religious activities at various times in their lives or in specific circumstances. The author challenges some widespread assumptions about religion in urban and industrial contexts and also shows how some of the underlying motivations behind Japanese behaviour are expressed both in religious and non-religious forms.

Religion in Japan Unity and Diversity

Religion in Japan  Unity and Diversity
Author: H. Byron Earhart
Publsiher: Cengage Learning
Total Pages: 312
Release: 2013-01-01
ISBN: 1285528816
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Religion in Japan Unity and Diversity Book Excerpt:

This standard text explores religion in Japan as a complex tapestry of different religious strands, reflecting both the unity and diversity of Japanese culture, a theme Earhart pioneered in the first edition (1969) of this enduring, classic book--a theme he has devoted subsequent decades to refining through cutting-edge scholarship and keen observation of the evolving religious scene. Tracing the development of religious traditions from the prehistoric era through modern times, Earhart explores the vital influence of Shinto, Buddhism, Daoism, Confucianism, and folk religion. Presuming no technical or academic background, the text guides students to key Japanese religious themes, which include the proximity of humans and gods, the religious character of the family, the bond between religion and the nation, and the pervasiveness of religion in everyday life. This new edition updates the description and interpretation of the entire history of religion in Japan in light of the latest developments in the field. In the latter chapters, changes in the contemporary scene are highlighted, discussing Tokyo Disneyland, manga, and anime as alternative reality, as well as the innovations in more traditional events such as wedding ceremonies and rites for the dead. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Voices of Early Modern Japan Contemporary Accounts of Daily Life During the Age of the Shoguns

Voices of Early Modern Japan  Contemporary Accounts of Daily Life During the Age of the Shoguns
Author: Constantine Vaporis
Publsiher: ABC-CLIO
Total Pages: 273
Release: 2012-01-31
ISBN: 0313392005
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Voices of Early Modern Japan Contemporary Accounts of Daily Life During the Age of the Shoguns Book Excerpt:

Draws on primary sources to chronicle Japan's Tokugawa period, a time of the unification of warring states and the origin of Kabuki theater and sushi.

A Geek in Japan

A Geek in Japan
Author: Hector Garcia
Publsiher: Tuttle Publishing
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2019-06-25
ISBN: 1462920020
Category: Travel
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Geek in Japan Book Excerpt:

Created specifically for fans of Japanese "cool culture," A Geek in Japan is one of the most iconic, hip, and concise cultural guides available. Reinvented for the internet age, it is packed with personal essays and hundreds of photographs and presents all the touchstones of traditional and contemporary culture in an entirely new way. A Geek in Japan decodes the mysteries of the Japanese language, Japanese social values and daily habits, business and technology, the arts, and symbols and practices that are peculiarly Japanese. This revised and expanded edition contains many new pages of materials on all sorts of topics including Kyoto, Japanese architecture, and Japanese video games. It also features a guide to author Hector Garcia's favorite Tokyo hangouts and tips on visiting many "secret" places around Japan. Highlighting the originality and creativity of the Japanese, debunking myths, and answering nagging questions such as why the Japanese are so fond of wearing face masks, Garcia has written an irreverent, insightful, and highly informative guide for the growing ranks of Japanophiles around the world.

Religion and Everyday Life and Culture 3 Volumes

Religion and Everyday Life and Culture  3 Volumes
Author: Richard D. Hecht,Vincent F. Biondo
Publsiher: ABC-CLIO
Total Pages: 1132
Release: 2010-03-25
ISBN: 0313342792
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Religion and Everyday Life and Culture 3 Volumes Book Excerpt:

This intriguing three-volume set explores the ways in which religion is bound to the practice of daily life and how daily life is bound to religion.

Religion in Japan

Religion in Japan
Author: P. F. Kornicki,I. J. McMullen
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 315
Release: 1996-02-08
ISBN: 9780521550284
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Religion in Japan Book Excerpt:

A remarkable 1996 collection of essays exploring different aspects of religion in Japan by an international team of contributors. The range of subjects include chapters on new religions in post-war Japan, on beliefs about fox-possession in the Heian period and on the religious life of the first shogunate in the late twelfth century.

Identity and Ritual in a Japanese Diving Village

Identity and Ritual in a Japanese Diving Village
Author: D. P. Martinez
Publsiher: University of Hawaii Press
Total Pages: 264
Release: 2004-04-30
ISBN: 0824842375
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Identity and Ritual in a Japanese Diving Village Book Excerpt:

Through her detailed description of a particular place (Kuzaki-cho) at a particular moment in time (the 1980s), D. P. Martinez addresses a variety of issues currently at the fore in the anthropology of Japan: the construction of identity, both for a place and its people; the importance of ritual in a country that describes itself as nonreligious; and the relationship between men and women in a society where gender divisions are still very much in place. Kuzaki is, for the anthropologist, both a microcosm of modernity and an attempt to bring the past into the present. But it must also be understood as a place all of its own. In the 1980s it was one of the few villages where female divers (ama) still collected abalone and other shellfish and where some of its inhabitants continued to make a living as fishermen. Kuzaki was also a kambe, or sacred guild, of Ise Shrine, the most important Shinto shrine in modern Japan—home to Amaterasu, the sun goddess. Kuzaki’s rituals affirmed a national identity in an era when attitudes to modernity and Japaneseness were being challenged by globalization. Martinez enhances her fascinating ethnographic description of a single diving village with a critique of the way in which the anthropology of Japan has developed. The result is a sophisticated investigation by a senior scholar of Japanese studies that, while firmly grounded in empirical data, calls on anthropological theory to construct another means of understanding Japan—both as a society in which the collective is important and as a place where individual ambitions and desires can be expressed.

Teen Life in Asia

Teen Life in Asia
Author: Judith J. Slater
Publsiher: Greenwood Publishing Group
Total Pages: 290
Release: 2004
ISBN: 9780313315329
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Teen Life in Asia Book Excerpt:

Are teenagers in Tokyo more or less mature than teens in Brooklyn? What do Chinese teens do for weekend recreation? What do they value and care about? This volume shows that the lives of teens in prosperous and westernized Asian countries have much in common with those of American teens. Obtaining a good education is paramount, and Asian interests and tastes--in pop culture and sports, for example--are in sync with their American counterparts. In poorer and politically restricted Asian nations, teen life and opportunities are more restricted, however. Greater focus and energy is given to helping the family survive. Yet it is the ancient cultural and religious traditions in Asian life that constitute the fundamental difference between American and Asian teens. This book is an insightful and sweeping introduction to the Asian teen experience--from a typical day to participation in religious ceremonies--in 15 countries.

Religion Spirituality and Everyday Practice

Religion  Spirituality and Everyday Practice
Author: Giuseppe Giordan,William H. Swatos, Jr.
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 193
Release: 2011-08-14
ISBN: 9789400718197
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Religion Spirituality and Everyday Practice Book Excerpt:

The current generation of young adults, at least in the Western world, has shown a marked tendency toward a preference for describing themselves as “spiritual” as contrasted to “religious.” This book seeks to examine the possible meanings and consequences associated with this contrast in terms of the similarities and differences that affect those who use these terms with respect to the everyday practices that they themselves employ or believe should follow from being self-defined as “religious” or “spiritual” – or not. The several chapters in this volume take up the religious-spiritual contrast specifically through investigations into practice: In what ways do people who claim to be “religious” or “spiritual” define these self-images as manifest in their own lives? How on a daily basis does a person who considers himself or herself “religious” or “spiritual” live out that self-image in specific ways that she or he can describe to others, even if not share with others? Are there ways that being “spiritual” can involve religion or ways that being “religious” can involve spirituality, and if so, how do these differ from concepts in prior eras (e.g., Ignatian spirituality, Orthodox spirituality, Anglican spirituality, etc.)? We also explore if there are institutions of spiritual practice to which those who term themselves “spiritual” turn, or if the difference implied by these terms may instead be between institutionalized and de-institutionalized expressions of practice, including but not limited to self-spiritualities.

Japanese Religion

Japanese Religion
Author: Robert Ellwood,Richard Pilgrim
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 174
Release: 2016-09-13
ISBN: 1315507110
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Japanese Religion Book Excerpt:

This book provides an overview of religion in Japan, from ancient times to the present. It also emphasizes the cultural and attitudinal manifestations of religion in Japan, withough neglecting dates and places.

The Japan Daily Mail

The Japan Daily Mail
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1890
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Japanese Religions Past and Present

Japanese Religions Past and Present
Author: Esben Andreasen,Ian Reader,Finn Stefansson
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 187
Release: 2013-10-08
ISBN: 1134238584
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Japanese Religions Past and Present Book Excerpt:

Each of the eight chapters deals with a specific topic, such as Shinto, Buddhism, the new religions, and Christianity; there is an introduction that outlines the subject to be considered followed by a series of readings.

The Religions of Japan

The Religions of Japan
Author: William Elliot Griffis
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 457
Release: 1896
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Japan
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Religions of Japan

The Religions of Japan
Author: William Elliot Griffis
Publsiher: Cosimo, Inc.
Total Pages: 484
Release: 2005-01-01
ISBN: 1596056843
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Religions of Japan Book Excerpt:

A thousand years of training in the ethics of Confucius... have so tinged and colored every conception of the Japanese mind, so dominated their avenues of understanding and shaped their modes of thought, that to-day, notwithstanding the recent marvellous development of their language... it is impossible with perfect accuracy to translate into English the ordinary Japanese terms which are congregated under the general idea of Kun-shin.-from "The Chinese Ethical System in Japan"Abroad in Japan in the early 1870s, American educator and theologian William Elliot Griffis explored the nation's monasteries, temples, and shrines and steeped himself in the landscape's rich heritage of myth and legend, and while he was studying Shinto and Buddhism, he was also introducing his new Japanese friends and students to Christianity. This lyrical work of cross-cultural investigation, first published in 1895, discusses the history of spirituality in Japan-from ancient magic and mythical monsters to the modern faiths that rule the culture-but it is as valuable today for its illumination of the Western mind encountering the then-newly opened East as it is for its erudition.Also available from Cosimo Classics: Griffis's Sunny Memories of Three Pastorates.American author WILLIAM ELLIOT GRIFFIS (1843-1912) was born in Philadelphia. He is also the author of Welsh Fairy Tales, The Firefly's Lovers, The Unmannerly Tiger, Brave Little Holland, and Bonnie Scotland.

Spirits and Animism in Contemporary Japan

Spirits and Animism in Contemporary Japan
Author: Fabio Rambelli
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2019-06-13
ISBN: 1350097101
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Spirits and Animism in Contemporary Japan Book Excerpt:

This book draws attention to a striking aspect of contemporary Japanese culture: the prevalence of discussions and representations of “spirits” (tama or tamashii). Ancestor cults have played a central role in Japanese culture and religion for many centuries; in recent decades, however, other phenomena have expanded and diversified the realm of Japanese animism. For example, many manga, anime, TV shows, literature, and art works deal with spirits, ghosts, or with an invisible dimension of reality. International contributors ask to what extent these are cultural forms created by the media for consumption, rather than manifestations of “traditional” ancestral spirituality in their adaptations to contemporary society. Spirits and Animism in Contemporary Japan considers the modes of representations and the possible cultural meanings of spirits, as well as the metaphysical implications of contemporary Japanese ideas about spirits. The chapters offer analyses of specific cases of “animistic attitudes” in which the presence of spirits and spiritual forces is alleged, and attempt to trace cultural genealogies of those attitudes. In particular, they present various modes of representation of spirits (in contemporary art, architecture, visual culture, cinema, literature, diffuse spirituality) while at the same time addressing their underlying intellectual and religious assumptions.

The Category of Religion in Contemporary Japan

The Category of    Religion    in Contemporary Japan
Author: Mitsutoshi Horii
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 284
Release: 2018-04-17
ISBN: 3319735705
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Category of Religion in Contemporary Japan Book Excerpt:

This book critically examines the term ‘religion’ (shūkyō) as a social category within the sociological context of contemporary Japan. Whereas the nineteenth-century construction of shūkyō has been critically studied by many, the same critical approach has not been extended to the contemporary context of the Japanese-language discourse on shūkyō and Temple Buddhism. This work aims to unveil the norms and imperatives which govern the utilization of the term shūkyō in the specific context of modern day Japan, with a particular focus upon Temple Buddhism. The author draws on a number of popular publications in Japanese, many of which have been written by Buddhist priests. In addition, the book offers rich interview material from conversations with Buddhist priests. Readers will gain insights into the critical deconstruction, the historicization, and the study of social classification system of ‘religion’, in terms of its cross-cultural application to the contemporary Japanese context. The book will be of interest to students and scholars across a range of disciplines including Japanese Studies, Buddhology, Religious Studies, Social Anthropology, and Sociology.

Japanese Religions at Home and Abroad

Japanese Religions at Home and Abroad
Author: Hirochika Nakamaki
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2012-10-12
ISBN: 1136130268
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Japanese Religions at Home and Abroad Book Excerpt:

In this important book, a leading authority on Japanese religions brings together for the first time in English his extensive work on the subject. The book is important both for what it reveals about Japanese religions, and also because it demonstrates for western readers the distinctive Japanese approaches to the study of the subject and the different Japanese intellectual traditions which inform it. The book includes historical, cultural, regional and social approaches, and explains historical changes and regional differences. It goes on to provide cultural and symbolic analyses of festivals to reveal their full meanings, and examines Japanese religions among Japanese and non-Japanese communities abroad, exploring the key role of religion in defining Japanese ethnic identity outside Japan.

Psychotherapy and Religion in Japan

Psychotherapy and Religion in Japan
Author: Chikako Ozawa-de Silva
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2006-09-27
ISBN: 1134305311
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Psychotherapy and Religion in Japan Book Excerpt:

Naikan is a Japanese psychotherapeutic method which combines meditation-like body engagement with the recovery of memory and the reconstruction of one's autobiography in order to bring about healing and a changed notion of the self. Based on original anthropological fieldwork, this fascinating book provides a detailed ethnography of Naikan in practice. In addition, it discusses key issues such as the role of memory, autobiography and narrative in health care, and the interesting borderland between religion and therapy, where Naikan occupies an ambiguous position. Multidisciplinary in its approach, it will attract a wide readership, including students of social and cultural anthropology, medical sociology, religious studies, Japanese studies and psychotherapy.

Religion and Society in Modern Japan

Religion and Society in Modern Japan
Author: Mark Mullins,Susumu Shimazono,Paul Loren Swanson
Publsiher: Jain Publishing Company
Total Pages: 310
Release: 1993
ISBN: 0895819368
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Religion and Society in Modern Japan Book Excerpt:

"Designed for the undergraduate level classroom study, this anthology provides the students with interpretations and perspectives on the significance of religion in modern Japan. Emphasis is placed on the sociocultural expressions of religion in everyday life, rather than on religious texts or traditions. Readings have been selected under four categories to show the diverse forms of Japanese religiosity and the continuing role of religion in this modernized society. These are: Japanese religiosity; religion and the state; traditional religious institutions, decline and adaptation; new religious movements. A particular strength of this collection is the combination of current Japanese and Western scholarship. ' ... Highly recommended ... '"--Journal of Asian Studies.

Death Across Cultures

Death Across Cultures
Author: Helaine Selin,Robert M. Rakoff
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 389
Release: 2019-07-01
ISBN: 3030188264
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Death Across Cultures Book Excerpt:

Death Across Cultures: Death and Dying in Non-Western Cultures, explores death practices and beliefs, before and after death, around the non-Western world. It includes chapters on countries in Africa, Asia, South America, as well as indigenous people in Australia and North America. These chapters address changes in death rituals and beliefs, medicalization and the industry of death, and the different ways cultures mediate the impacts of modernity. Comparative studies with the west and among countries are included. This book brings together global research conducted by anthropologists, social scientists and scholars who work closely with individuals from the cultures they are writing about.