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「Visual Anthropology of Japan: Neighborhood Fall Festival」Presentation at AJJ 2019 Spring Workshop @ Minpaku

Anthropology of Japan in Japan 2019 Spring Workshop April 20-21, 2019 The National Museum of Ethnology (Minpaku), Suita City, Osaka http://www.minpaku.ac.jp See schedule below for other presentations. 「Visual Anthropology of Japan: Neighborhood Fall Festival」 Sunday, April 21, 2019 14:30, Conference Room 6 Abstract: For over fifteen years, I have been living in Shirogaki-cho in Kadoma City, Osaka Prefecture, a small bedroom community conveniently located between a...
Tags: Photography, Japan, Anthropology, Community, Shinto, Visual Anthropology, Visual Ethnography, Fall Festival, Minpaku, Danjiri, Shirogaki, Kadoma City Osaka Prefecture, Ronald Dore, Eyal Ben Ari, Ted Bestor, Lucile Druet


"The Haunting Beauty of the Reconsecration of Shinto Shrines"

Photographer Yukihito Masuura spent more than a decade documenting rituals that connect past and present.BY JESSICA LEIGH HESTER APRIL 05, 2019 Source: https://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/photographs-of-shinto-shrines-japan [Author: [email protected] (visual gonthros)]
Tags: Photography, Anthropology, Photo Essay, Shinto, Jessica Leigh Hester, Shinto Shrine, Yukihito Masuura


Remains of the 2018 Kayashima Shrine Tondo Festival

Kayashima Shrine (萱島神社) conducted its Tondo Festival (とんど祭り) on January 15, to coincide with ko-shogatsu (小正月), or "small new year" - ko-shogatsu is a holdover from the time when Japan used a lunar calendar. This festival has many names (Dondo yaki - どんど焼き - is a common name but there are many others) and local variations. At the Tondo festival, shimekazari (a traditional New Years decoration hanged at the entrance to a house), omamori (good luck charms), ofuda (talisman), ema (votive tablets)...
Tags: Photography, Japan, Religion, Anthropology, Photo Essay, New Year, Tondo, Shinto, VAOJ, Matsuri, Kayashima shrine, Kayashima, Visual Anthropology of Japan Local Matsuri, Mikoshi, Tamago Senbei, Japan Local Matsuri


Happy New Year 2018 from「Visual Anthropology of Japan」

These first 4 shots are from my local Shinto shrine a few minutes after midnight; it was packed with neighbors ringing in the new year, offering their new year's prayers, discarding old amulets, buying new amulets, getting a sip of sacred sake and exchanging greetings. This year the omiki was served in paper cups rather than the usual choko - another reminder of how culture and traditions change to make things more convenient... I visited the shrine again in the afternoon on New Year's ...
Tags: Photography, Japan, Anthropology, 2018, Photo Essay, New Year, Chris Cornell, Shinto, VAOJ



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