The fox and the jewel

The fox and the jewel

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This book describes the rich complexity of Inari worship in contemporary Japan. It explores questions of institutional and popular power in religion, demonstrates the ways people make religious figures personally meaningful, and documents the kinds of communicative styles that preserve the appearance of homogeneity in the face of astonishing factionalism.Common to all the names is the word for food: uga (or uke) or ketsu (or getsu): Miketsu Okami, Ogetsu Hime no Kami, Ukemochi no Kami, ... names for the same basic food deity; others insist that these names represent unique kamia€” otherwise they would not have separate names. ... Shinatobe no Mikoto, Ninigi no Mikoto, Izanagi no Mikoto, Izanami no Mikoto, and Onamuchi no Mikoto ( Fushimi 1969:7).

Title:The fox and the jewel
Author:Karen Ann Smyers
Publisher:Univ of Hawaii Pr - 1999


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