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Religious practice in Japan Kami, Buddhas, ancestors Week 14 Religious Practice in Japan

Religious practice in Japan Kami, Buddhas, ancestors Week 14 Religious Practice in Japan

Kami, Buddhas, ancestors o Where are kami worshipped? n n o How is Buddhism

Kami, Buddhas, ancestors o Where are kami worshipped? n n o How is Buddhism organized in Japan? n n o n n How are funerals and memorials conducted? How does this compare with China? What happens when a person fails to become an ancestor? How is the Spring Mountain Festival celebrated? n o How is it practiced? What are some important Buddhas? How are ancestors treated in Japan? n o How are they represented? How are they worshipped? What are some of its purposes? What are the basic premises of Gedatsu-kai? n n How does it relate to traditional religions? How did Mr. Negishi get involved? Why does he stay? o Week 14 What benefits does he see from Gedatsu-kai? Religious Practice in Japan 2

The religious situation today o What are some directions Earhart suggests Japanese religion might

The religious situation today o What are some directions Earhart suggests Japanese religion might take? n n o Why? What are some ways in which kami evolve? What do you think might happen? Week 14 Religious Practice in Japan 3

Christianity and New Religions o When does Christianity reach Japan? n n o How

Christianity and New Religions o When does Christianity reach Japan? n n o How does it fare? Who were the “hidden Christians”? What are some examples Earhart gives of new religions? n How do they seem to get started? Kiriyama Seiyu Week 14 of Agon-shū Religious Practice in Japan 4

Modern Shintō—State Shintō o Kami worship on a national level n o Emperor as

Modern Shintō—State Shintō o Kami worship on a national level n o Emperor as descendant of the sun deity n o Focused on the emperor rather than local deities Amaterasu, enshrined at Ise shrine National system of shrines n Week 14 Clan deities subject Religious Practice in Japan to the emperor 5

State Shintō o o o Buddhist temples severed from Shintō shrines Repression of Buddhism

State Shintō o o o Buddhist temples severed from Shintō shrines Repression of Buddhism (1870 s) Origins of State Shintō n o o “National Learning” (mid 1700 s) Abolished after WWII Yasukuni Shrine—a remnant of State Shintō Week 14 Religious Practice in Japan 6

Shintō before the Modern Era o o o Before the 1700 s, Shintō did

Shintō before the Modern Era o o o Before the 1700 s, Shintō did not exist as an explicit system There has never been an expression of “formal” Shintō independent of Buddhism The word rarely appears in historical records; sometimes meant n n Week 14 Simply kami Spirits, in a Daoist sense Religious Practice in Japan 7

Kannon Week 14 Religious Practice in Japan 8

Kannon Week 14 Religious Practice in Japan 8

Yakushi Week 14 Religious Practice in Japan 9

Yakushi Week 14 Religious Practice in Japan 9