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Religion in changing Japanese society

by Morioka, Kiyomi

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Published by University of Tokyo Press in [Tokyo] .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Japan
    • Subjects:
    • Religion and sociology,
    • Japan -- Religion -- 1945-

    • Edition Notes

      StatementKiyomi Morioka.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsBL2209 .M67
      The Physical Object
      Paginationxvi, 231 p., [2] leaves of plates :
      Number of Pages231
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL4936388M
      ISBN 100860081311
      LC Control Number76363482

      According to surveys carried out in and , less than 40% of the population of Japan identifies with an organized religion: around 35% are Buddhists, 3% to 4% are members of Shinto sects and derived religions, and from fewer than 1% to % are Christians. The culture of Japan has changed greatly over the millennia, from the country's prehistoric Jōmon Period, to its contemporary modern culture, which absorbs influences from Asia, Europe, and North America.. Japan's indigenous culture originates primarily from the Yayoi people who settled in Japan between BCE to CE. Yayoi culture quickly spread to the main island of Honshū, mixing.

      Search the world's most comprehensive index of full-text books. My library. One of the people watching Japan’s elections is Levi McLaughlin, the co-author and co-editor of a new book on Japanese religion and politics and an assistant professor of religious studies at NC State. McLaughlin’s research has focused on links between a prominent Japanese religious organization and Abe’s Liberal Democratic Party.

      When one searches “Japanese religion” in a search engine, the resulting images reveal the perceptions of what religion in Japan means. These images that reveal iconic red Shinto gates, or torii, weathered Buddha statues, and ceremonial processions at picturesque temples and shrines, are instantly recognizable as fundamental embodiments of Japanese religion. The diversity of religions across cultures. Religion, gender, and sexuality. How religions contribute to the maintenance of social order. Religious beliefs and practices, and why they change. What part religions play in cultural and social transformation. The role of religions File Size: 2MB.


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Religion in changing Japanese society by Morioka, Kiyomi Download PDF EPUB FB2

"Religion in Japanese Culture: Where Living Traditions Meet a Changing World" is an excellent book addressing real-life religion in Japan, and how the "average" Japanese person approaches religion, rather than just theory and practice of a particular religion.

The bulk of the book is made up of the government-sponsored survey into the religious life of Japan including cataloging observances, devoutness, beliefs and other aspects of religion.5/5(2).

Contemporary religions in Japan: Coexistence and conflict --I. Folk religion and Shinto --Religious behavior and the actor's position in his household --The impact of. Japanese Culture: The Religious and Philosophical Foundations takes readers on a thoroughly researched and remarkably readable journey through Japan's cultural history.

This much-anticipated sequel to Roger Davies's best-selling The Japanese Mind provides a comprehensive overview of the religion and philosophy of Japan. This cultural history of Japan explains the diverse cultural traditions that underlie modern Japan and offers readers real insights into Japanese /5(5).

This text examines the major areas in which the Japanese participate in religious events, the role of religion in the social system and the underlying views within the Japanese religious world. 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.

Japanese Religion in Historical Perspective. Countercultures. SPECIFIC PATTERNS IN THE RELIGION OF JAPAN. Religion and the Arts. Conceptual Worlds. Ritual and the Practice of Religion. Religion and Society. Japan in Change and Continuity.

Appendix: Brief Summaries of Major Japanese Religious Traditions. Glossary. Bibliography. by: 5. What role does religion play in contemporary Japanese society and in the lives of Japanese people today. Through a series of case-studies of Religion in changing Japanese society book in action - at crowded temples and festivals, in austere Zen meditation halls, at home and work, at dramatic fire rituals - it illustrates the immense variety, energy and colour inherent in Japanese religion while discussing the continued.

What role does religion play in contemporary Japanese society and in the lives of Japanese people today. Through a series of case-studies of religion in action - at crowded temples and festivals, in austere Zen meditation halls, at home and work, at dramatic fire rituals - it illustrates the immense variety, energy and colour inherent in Japanese religion while discussing the continued Brand: Palgrave Macmillan UK.

Zen Buddhism, for example, is everywhere in Japanese culture, and its fusion of philosophy, spirituality, esthetics and temporal power is one of the world’s great cultural achievements.

At Ryoan-ji and other Zen temples in Kyoto, starkly plain elements – wood, stone, tile, trees, grass – are arranged with great economy and beauty. Shinto and Buddhism are Japan's two major religions.

Shinto is as old as the Japanese culture, while Buddhism was imported from the mainland in the 6th century. Since then, the two religions have been co-existing relatively harmoniously and have even complemented each other to a certain degree.

Most Japanese consider themselves Buddhist, Shintoist or both. Japanese Religion and Society: Paradigms of Structure and Change, pg. 15 "Foreign observers of modern Japan have sometimes received apparently conflicting impressions of the state of religion. What role does religion play in contemporary Japanese society and in the lives of Japanese people today.

This text examines the major areas in which the Japanese participate in religious events, the role of religion in the social system and the underlying views within the Japanese /5. Japanese Culture and Society is a diverse and deeply interesting field of study. This This chapter, which appears as chapter 2 in Digital Culture and Religion in Asia, examines conditions in contemporary urban Japanese society.

The book closely examines how. Japanese New Religions in the Age of Mass Media can still contribute toward understanding the ways in which new religions and Japanese society influence one another, particularly with respect to the role played by mass media who have been introduced in this book.

The names of Japanese. Among Aera’s cluster of articles is one titled, “Do today’s Japanese need religion?” Its author is the eminent novelist and essayist Hiroyuki Itsuki, who wrote in his nonfiction book. Jesus and Japan go back a long way, longer than you'd think if you don't happen to know of a peculiar legend that has the Son of God sojourning — twice: on.

Religion in Japanese Culture: Where Living Traditions Meet a Changing World. New York: Kodansha International. Tamaru, Noriyoshi.

“Buddhism.” In Religion in Japanese Culture: Where Living Traditions Meet a Changing World, eds. by Noriyoshi Tamaru. George J. Tanabe, Jr., is Professor and Chair in the Department of Religion at the University of Hawaii.

Having research interests covering doctrinal and practical issues in medieval and modern Japan, he is the author of MyÉe the Dreamkeeper, coeditor of The Lotus Sutra in Japanese Culture, and coauthor of Practically Religious: Worldly Benefits and the Common Religion of Japan.

Two of the most influential religions, Shinto and Buddhism that help shaped a lot of Japanese values are Shinto and Buddhism, played a large role in shaping Japanese values. Numerous similarities and differences run between these two religions; nonetheless, the Japanese often believe in more than one religion at the same time.

Religion in Japanese Culture is a response to the relentless change of the last twenty-five years. Retaining but revising the earlier volume's comprehensive survey of Japan's major religions, this book also presents six new essays exploring religion and the state, religion and education, urbanization and depopulation, the rebirth of religion, internalization, and religious organizations and Japanese law.

Edward Norbeck has 13 books on Goodreads with 41 ratings. Edward Norbeck’s most popular book is Religion in Primitive Society.Are the Japanese people religious? This is a question that arises for anyone who has visited this vibrant country where educators, government representatives, businessmen, and many educated persons as well, are quite likely to remark to visitors that they personally do not regard religion as playing a central role in their own lives or in Japan’s public life.The atomic bombs dropped on Japan ended the war in September When the Allied forces, represented by General Douglas MacArthur, started the post-war occupation of Japan.