Handbook of Japanese Mythology (Handbooks of World Mythology)

Handbook of Japanese Mythology (Handbooks of World Mythology)

Michael Ashkenazi


eastern gods, too various to count number, are identified jointly as yaoyorozu-no-kamigami--the 8 million. they're the forged of an unlimited, advanced mythology that encompasses religions, 3 cultures, and 3 millennia, one whose historical deities are nonetheless tough at paintings at the present time.
Handbook of eastern Mythology makes it effortless to commute this massive but little-known mythological panorama. The publication finds the origins of Japan's myths within the very diverse geographical regions of Buddhism, Shinto, and folklore, and explores similar mythologies of the Ainu and Okinawan cultures and up to date myths bobbing up from Japan's encounters with modernization. It then bargains shiny retellings of the relevant Shinto and Buddhist myths, plus descriptions of significant historic figures, icons, rituals, and events.
for college students or long-time fans, it's the perfect advisor for investigating jap reverence for the solar, the imperial relatives, and the virtues of purity and loyalty. Readers also will research why sumo wrestlers stomp prior to every one fit, how a fussy child creates thunder, why Japan has a god for football, and lots more and plenty more.

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