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Folk Religion in Japan : Continuity and Change - Ichiro Hori

Folk Religion in Japan

Continuity and Change

Paperback Published: 1st November 1994
ISBN: 9780226353340
Number Of Pages: 294

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Ichiro Hori's is the first book in Western literature to portray how Shinto, Buddhist, Confucian, and Taoist elements, as well as all manner of archaic magical beliefs and practices, are fused on the folk level.
Folk religion, transmitted by the common people from generation to generation, has greatly conditioned the political, economic, and cultural development of Japan and continues to satisfy the emotional and religious needs of the people. Hori examines the organic relationship between the Japanese social structure--the family kinship system, village and community organizations--and folk religion. A glossary with Japanese characters is included in the index.

Main Features of Folk Religion in Japan
Japanese Social Structure and Folk Religion
Nembutsu as Folk Religion
Mountains and Their Importance for the Idea of the Other World
Japanese Shamanism
The New Religions and the Survival of Shamanic Tendencies
Selected Bibliography
Table of Contents provided by Publisher. All Rights Reserved.

ISBN: 9780226353340
ISBN-10: 0226353346
Series: Haskell Lectures on History of Religions
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 294
Published: 1st November 1994
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.64 x 14.02  x 1.75
Weight (kg): 0.32
Edition Number: 2
Edition Type: New edition