Ceremony and Ritual in Japan: Religious Practices in an by P. Martinez, D. P. Martinez, Jan Van Bremen

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By P. Martinez, D. P. Martinez, Jan Van Bremen

Japan is among the such a lot urbanised and industrialised international locations on the earth. but the japanese proceed to education quite a few non secular rituals and ceremonies regardless of the high-tech, hugely regimented nature of eastern society. Ceremony and formality in Japan specializes in the conventional and spiritual features of eastern society from an anthropological viewpoint, providing new fabric and making cross-cultural comparisons.
The chapters during this assortment disguise themes as various as funerals and mourning, sweeping, women's roles in ritual, the department of ceremonial meals into sour and candy, the heritage of a shrine, the enjoying of video games, the alternate of towels and the connection among rite and the office. The e-book presents an summary of the that means of culture, and appears on the approach within which new ceremonies have sprung up in altering conditions, whereas previous ones were preserved, or have built new meanings.

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2 Rituality in the ken game Sepp Linhart WHAT IS KEN? 1 Nowadays ken is mainly preserved in the form of jan-ken (paper, scissors, stone), a game played all over the world, which is generally used in Japan as a means to arrive at decisions similar to tossing up a coin in the West as well as a children’s game in combination with other games. Jan-ken belongs to the basic vocabulary of Japanese children which according to Sanseido’s Yoji no kokugo e-jiten (Okubo 1971:3:16) should already be mastered at the age of two.

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