Last edited by Mazahn
Saturday, May 9, 2020 | History

14 edition of A year in the life of a Shinto shrine found in the catalog.

A year in the life of a Shinto shrine

by Nelson, John K.

  • 44 Want to read
  • 12 Currently reading

Published by University of Washington Press in Seattle .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Suwa Jinja (Nagasaki-shi, Japan),
  • Religious life -- Shinto,
  • Shinto -- Customs and practices

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references (p. [269]-279) and index.

    StatementJohn K. Nelson.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsBL2225.N2552 S883 1996
    The Physical Object
    Paginationviii, 286 p., [16] p. of plates :
    Number of Pages286
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL790776M
    ISBN 100295974990, 0295975008
    LC Control Number95023257

      Helen Hardacre’s book on ‘Shinto and the State’ is very revealing in this regard. Japan Focus in an article by David McNeill has this to say: “Many of Shinto’s earthy, animist rituals were tied to a love of nature and tradition, anchored around festivals and ceremonies honoring ‘kami’ (gods) found in all aspects of life. A Year in the Life of a Shinto Shrine describes the ritual cycle at Suwa Shrine, Nagasaki's major Shinto shrine. Conversations with priests, other shrine personnel, and people attending shrine functions supplement John K. Nelson's observations of over fifty shrine rituals and festivals.

    A Shinto shrine, unaffected by other religious influences, is a simple unpainted wooden building, having some object within it that is believed to be the dwelling place of the kami. After Buddhism entered Japan in the 6th cent. AD, it had some influence on Shinto. This list is for books containing information on Shinto. It is open to poetry, non fiction, art books, and fiction containing references to Shinto. Please, if you know of any others containing Shinto in some way, feel free to add them. Also, please don't forget to vote on the ones that you've found helpful or interesting.

    John Breen is Reader in Japanese at SOAS (University of London) and Associate Professor at the International Research Centre for Japanese Studies in Kyoto, where he edits the journal Japan publications include Yasukuni, the War Dead and the Struggle for Japan’s Past (edited, ), Inoue Nobutaka, Shintō: A Short History (translated and adapted with Mark Teeuwen, ), . The Essence of Shinto: Japan's Spiritual Heart Shinto Meditations for Revering the Earth A Year in the Life of a Shinto Shrine Shinto: A History A New History of Shinto (Wiley Blackwell Brief Histories of Religion) Shinto - Simple Guides The Power of a Praying® Grandparent Book of Prayers.


Share this book
You might also like
The travel-diaries of William Beckford of Fonthill

The travel-diaries of William Beckford of Fonthill

Natural gas supply and price.

Natural gas supply and price.

Quick reference to common laboratory and diagnostic tests

Quick reference to common laboratory and diagnostic tests

Fidelity in ministers

Fidelity in ministers

Mortality tables

Mortality tables

Reaction of azide complexes of transition metals with nitrosylion.

Reaction of azide complexes of transition metals with nitrosylion.

Investors guide to Costa Rica

Investors guide to Costa Rica

Obligatory knighthood Temp. Charles I

Obligatory knighthood Temp. Charles I

Guide to careers in sport and leisure for women and young girls.

Guide to careers in sport and leisure for women and young girls.

History of Kansas, and Railroad and steamboat sketches ...

History of Kansas, and Railroad and steamboat sketches ...

Explanatory notes for the geological map of Southwest Ghana 1:100,000

Explanatory notes for the geological map of Southwest Ghana 1:100,000

Progress in InP solar cell research

Progress in InP solar cell research

Welcome tomorrow

Welcome tomorrow

DOD voluntary education

DOD voluntary education

A year in the life of a Shinto shrine by Nelson, John K. Download PDF EPUB FB2

A Year in the Life of a Shinto Shrine describes the ritual cycle at Suwa Shrine, Nagasaki’s major Shinto shrine.

Conversations with priests, other shrine personnel, and people attending shrine functions supplement John K. Nelson’s observations of over fifty shrine rituals and by:   I originally thought A Year in the Life of a Shinto Shrine was going to be a raw, day account of activity at a Shinto Shrine.

unfortunately for me, this book was only maybe a third of my expectations. John K. Nelson's book is broken up into four sections representing the four seasons. each section gives an overview of the festivals, ceremonies and rituals conducted at Suwa Shrine, Nagasaki /5. A Year in the Life of a Shinto Shrine - Kindle edition by Nelson, John K.

Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or tablets. Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading A Year in the Life of a Shinto Shrine/5(15). Book Description: What we today call Shinto has been at the heart of Japanese culture for almost as long as there has been a political entity distinguishing itself as Japan.

A Year in the Life of a Shinto Shrine describes the ritual cycle at Suwa Shrine, Nagasaki s major Shinto shrine. A Year in the Life of a Shinto Shrine describes the ritual cycle at Suwa Shrine, Nagasaki\'s major Shinto shrine.

Conversations with priests, other shrine personnel, and people attending shrine functions supplement John K. Nelson\'s observations of over fifty shrine rituals and festivals. A Year in the Life of a Shinto Shrine describes the ritual cycle at Suwa Shrine, Nagasaki’s major Shinto shrine.

Conversations with priests, other shrine personnel, and people attending shrine functions supplement John K. Nelson’s observations of over fifty shrine rituals and festivals/5().

A Year in the Life of a Shinto Shrine; Buy this book. Nelson, who teaches Asian studies at the University of Texas at Austin and who has lived and taught in Japan, offers a richly detailed.

A year in the life of a Shinto shrine User Review - Not Available - Book Verdict. Nelson (Asian studies, Univ.

of Texas, Austin), who has lived and taught in Japan, shows great sensitivity to the difficulty Westerners have in approaching Shinto, sometimes called the most Japanese. Buy A Year in the Life of a Shinto Shrine by John K.

Nelson (ISBN: ) from Amazon's Book Store. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders/5(13). A Year in the Life of a Shinto Shrine John K. Nelson, Author University of Washington Press $ (0p) ISBN Buy this book Nelson, who teaches Asian studies at the University of.

"A Year in the Life of a Shinto Shrine" is the best book on Shinto that I have ever read, and that is really saying something as I have read a lot of books on Shinto.

It is the first book I have seen that puts things in layman's terms while not dumbing down a fairly complicated system of beliefs and. A Year in the Life of a Shinto Shrine describes the ritual cycle at Suwa Shrine, Nagasaki s major Shinto shrine.

Conversations with priests, other shrine personnel, and people attending shrine functions supplement John K. Nelson s observations of over fifty shrine rituals and festivals/5(9). A Shinto shrine (神社, jinja, archaic: shinsha, meaning: "place of the god(s)") is a structure whose main purpose is to house ("enshrine") one or more kami.

Its most important building is used for the safekeeping of sacred objects, and not for worship. Although only one word ("shrine") is used in English, in Japanese, Shinto shrines may carry any one of many different, non-equivalent names.

A Year in the Life of a Shinto Shrine describes the ritual cycle at Suwa Shrine, Nagasaki?s major Shinto shrine. Conversations with priests, other shrine personnel, and people attending shrine functions supplement John K.

Nelson?s observations of over fifty shrine rituals and festivals. A Year in the Life of a Shinto Shrine is the result of a year’s fieldwork at Chinzei Taisha Suwa Jinja (or, to follow the author, “Suwa Shrine”)in Nagasaki.

In sections headed “Spring,,, “Summer,” “Autumn,” and “Winter,” the book takes us through the year, interspersing descriptions of a selection. A Year in the Life of a Shinto Shrine Posted on by David Chart Here we have another example of a book that does what it says on the cover; a recounting of one year’s festivals and activities at a Shinto shrine, together with comments from various of the priests on matters connected to Shinto, Japan, and the shrine’s.

By focusing on the seasonal ritual sand ceremonies of one Shinto shrine, the more than year-old Suwa shrine in Nagasaki, Nelson succeeds in capturing the "moods and motivations" of Shintoism, and in putting a human face on many mystical practices.

‘A Year in the Life of a Shinto Shrine’ by John K. Nelson US: Univ of Washington, pages. ISBN $ The author teaches anthropology and religion (formerly Univ of Texas, now Univ of San Francisco). Yet the book is free of academic jargon and is written in a clear manner with a lot of human interest.

It centres on. A Year in the Life of a Shinto Shrine. University of Washington Press. ISBN ; Cali, Joseph and John Dougill (). Shinto Shrines: A Guide to the Sacred Sites of Japan’s Ancient Religion. Latitude ISBN ; Heldt, Gustav ().

The Kojiki: An Account of Ancient Matters. Columbia University Press. ISBN A Year in the Life of a Shinto Shrine describes the ritual cycle at Suwa Shrine, Nagasaki s major Shinto shrine. Conversations with priests, other shrine personnel, and people attending shrine functions supplement John K.

Nelson s observations of over fifty shrine rituals and festivals. In English you might follow the Facebook page of the SHINTO/ Tsubaki America Grand Shrine. It is all in English and gives a sense of seasonal activities and process and festivities.

It is in Washington State and the main one on the mainland. Ther.A Year in the Life of a Shinto Shrine describes the ritual cycle at Suwa Shrine, Nagasaki’s major Shinto shrine. Conversations with priests, other shrine personnel, and people attending shrine functions supplement John K.

Nelson’s observations of over fifty shrine rituals and festivals.A Year in the Life of a Shinto Shrine. By John K. Nelson. University of Washington Press, pages. Hardback $; paper $ KAREN A.

SMYERS Wesleyan University MUCH of the scholarship concerning 'Shinto' in recent years has focused on what it is not, painstakingly deconstructing the politically expedient myths that had managed.