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Shinto and Ecology

 

March 21-24, 1997

 

  • Opening Session
  • The Shinto View of Nature
  • Nature in Japanese Mythology and Ritual
  • The Culture of Rice
  • The Culture of Trees
  • Shinto and Environmental Problems
  • Roundtable Discussion: Shinto and Ecology: Future Considerations

 

Opening Session

 

Welcoming Remarks:

 

Rosemarie BERNARD, Harvard University, convener

 

Richard HUNT, Harvard University Marshal

 

Lawrence SULLIVAN, Director, Center for the Study of World Religions

 

Mary Evelyn TUCKER and John GRIM, Bucknell University, Conference Coordinators

 

Rosemarie BERNARD, Harvard University

 

Shinto and Ecology

 

SAKURAI Katsunoshin, Director, Board of Trustees, Kôgakkan University, Former High Priest Taga Taisha - The Sacredness of Mountains and Groves

 

SONODA Minoru, Kyoto University, High Priest, Chichibu Shrine - The Religious Culture of the Forest Archipelago

 

Discussant - Mary Evelyn TUCKER, Bucknell University

 

The Shinto View of Nature

 

Panel chair - Emiko OHNUKI-TIERNEY, Vilas Research Professor, University of Wisconsin-Madison

 

SAKURAI Haruo, Professor, Department of Shinto Studies, and Director, The Shinto Institute, Kôgakkan University - The Natural Environment and Local Community Life around Shinto Shrines

 

Norman HAVENS, Institute for Japanese Culture and Classics, Kokugakuin University - Shinto and Ecology: Rhetoric, Reality, and Relevance

 

MIYAKE Hitoshi, Professor, Faculty of Literature and Chair, Graduate School of Human Relations, Keiô University - The Idea of Nature in Mountain Shrines

 

Discussants - SONODA Minoru, Kyoto University, High Priest, Chichibu Shrine, and TU Weiming, Director, The Harvard Yenching Institute

 

Nature in Japanese Mythology and Ritual

 

Panel chair - Mary Evelyn TUCKER, Bucknell University

 

Carmen BLACKER, University of Cambridge - Yamanokami and Wild Nature

 

Rosemarie BERNARD, Harvard University - Nature and Jingû Ritual: On the Shikinen Sengû

 

Paolo VILLANI, Institute of Oriental Studies, University of Naples - 'Coming into Existence': An Expression of Nature in Japanese Mythology

 

Discussants - Gary EBERSOLE, University of Missouri, Kansas City, and Emiko OHNUKI-TIERNEY, Vilas Research Professor, University of Wisconsin-Madison

 

The Culture of Rice

 

Panel chair - Norman HAVENS, Institute for Japanese Culture and Classics, Kokugakuin University

 

TOMIYAMA Kazuko, Risshô University - Japanese Culture and Water

 

KAMINOGO Toshiaki, Non-fiction writer and journalist - Shinto, Rice, and Ecology

 

KOHORI Kunio, Priest, Ise Jingû; Assistant Director, Office of Public Relations, Jingû Shichô - Shinto and Ecology: With Reference to Two Reports

 

Emiko OHNUKI-TIERNEY, Vilas Research Professor, University of Wisconsin-Madison - When Nature's Inhabitants are Plants: Japanese Imagination of Nature

 

Discussants - Peter KNECHT, Nanzan University, Nagoya, and SAKURAI Katsunoshin, Director, Board of Trustees, Kôgakkan University, Former High Priest Taga Taisha

 

The Culture of Trees

 

Panel chair - Rosemarie BERNARD, Harvard University

 

MURASE Masayuki, Engineer, Forestry Department, Jingû Shichô - The Shrine Forest of Jingû

 

MIYAWAKI Akira, Yokohama National University; Director, Japanese Center for International Studies in Ecology - Make Chinju-no-mori the World's Forests

 

Discussants - Allan GRAPARD, University of California, Santa Barbara, and KOHORI Kunio, Priest, Ise Jingû; Assistant Director, Office of Public Relations, Jingû Shichô

 

Shinto and Environmental Problems

 

Panel chair - Rosemarie BERNARD, Harvard University

 

MOTEGI Sadazumi, Director, Research Center for Educational Affairs, National Association of Shinto Shrines - Shrine Groves as Barometers for Environmental Preservation

 

SAKURAI Takashi, High Priest, Gosho Komagataki Jinja, Ibaraki Prefecture - Shinto and Environmental Problems

 

SAKURAI Mayumi, Associate Priest, Gosho Komagataki Jinja, Ibaraki Prefecture - Shinto and Environmental Problems

 

HANADO Yasuhito, Kokugakuin University - Shinto and Environmental Problems

 

TANAKA Tsunekiyo, Associate High Priest, Iwashimizu Hachimangû, Kyoto - Shinto and Environmental Problems

 

Discussants - Mary Evelyn TUCKER, Bucknell University, and SONODA Minoru, Kyoto University, High Priest, Chichibu Shrine

 

Roundtable Discussion: Shinto and Ecology: Future Considerations

 

SAKURAI Katsunoshin, Director, Board of Trustees, Kôgakkan University, Former High Priest Taga Taisha

 

SONODA Minoru, Kyoto University, High Priest, Chichibu Shrine

 

Carmen BLACKER, University of Cambridge

 

MIYAWAKI Akira, Yokohama National University; Director, Japanese Center for International Studies in Ecology

 

TOMIYAMA Kazuko, Risshô University

 

MIYAKE Hitoshi, Keiô University

 

Mary Evelyn TUCKER, Bucknell University