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Document Type(s):Book
Book Title:Religion in Contemporary Japan
Author(s):Reader, Ian
Publisher Name:University of Hawaii Press
Place of Publication:Honolulu, Hawaii
Date of Publication:1991
Annotation:Drawing on his extensive experience in Japan and numerous visits to Zen and Shinto shrines, Reader analyzes how social, cultural, and personal behavior exhibit religiosity in contemporary Japan. He examines the Japanese response to economic wealth, modernization, and demographic shifts in terms of religion. Other topics include cosmology, festivals, death, ancestors, shrines, temples, entertainment, and new “User-Friendly,” religions.
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