Sacred High City, Sacred Low City: A Tale of Religious Sites in Two Tokyo Neighborhoods

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ISBN-13:
9780199861446
Einband:
Taschenbuch
Erscheinungsdatum:
01.12.2011
Seiten:
240
Autor:
Steven Heine
Gewicht:
340 g
Format:
231x155x15 mm
Sprache:
Englisch
Beschreibung:

Introduction. Japanese Religious Context in Traditional and Contemporary Perspectives Part One: Sacred and Secular Chapter I. Sacred Space is Alive and Well, and Living in Japan Chapter II. Tokyo, City of...Temples? Part Two: Living and Dying Chapter III. Akasaka in the High City: Born Shinto...Live Inari...Die Buddhist Chapter IV. Inaricho in the Low City: Im-Practical Worldly Benefits Notes Japanese Glossary Bibliography Index
In Sacred High City, Sacred Low City, Steven Heine argues that lived religion in Japan functions as an integral part of daily life; any apparent lack of interest masks a fundamental commitment to participating regularly in diverse, though diffused, religious practices. The book uses case studies of religious sites at two representative but contrasting Tokyo neighborhoods as a basis for reflecting on this apparently contradictory quality. In what ways doesJapan continue to carry on and adapt tradition, and to what extent has modern secular society lost touch with the traditional elements of religion? Or does Japanese religiosity reflect another, possibly postmodern, alternative beyond the dichotomy of sacred and secular, in which religious differences as well as
a seeming indifference to religion are encompassed as part of a contemporary lifestyle?

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