About our ancestors : the Japanese family system

by Yanagita Kunio ; translated by Fanny Hagin Mayer and Ishiwara Yasuyo ; compiled by Japanese National Commission for Unesco

A fascinating study of the rituals and beliefs surrounding ancestor worship and the development of linked households called dozoku in Japan, this volume is informed by Yanagita Kunio's controversial theory that the core of Japanese religious experience is the veneration of ancestors. Unlike many other theorists, Kunio argued that even generally worshipped gods like the god of the New Year and field and mountain gods were all originally ancestral spirits. His book is a comprehensive look at the origins and meaning of ancestor worship in modern Japan.

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書名 About our ancestors : the Japanese family system
著作者等 Mayer, Fanny Hagin
柳田 国男
石原 綏代
Yasuyo Ishiwara (Translators)
Yanagita Kunio
書名別名 先祖の話

Senzo no hanashi
シリーズ名 Classics of modern Japanese thought and culture
出版元 Yushodo;Greenwood Press
刊行年月 1988, c1970
ページ数 193 p., [2] leaves of plates
大きさ 24 cm
ISBN 0313265526
NCID BA06562302
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言語 英語
原文言語 日本語
出版国 日本