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Bringing Zen Home The Healing Heart of Japanese Women's Rituals

ISBN-10: 0824835352

ISBN-13: 9780824835354

Edition: 2011

Authors: Paula Kane Robinson Arai

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Based on extensive fieldwork, Nature's Embrace reveals the emerging pluralization of death rites in postindustrial Japan. Low birth rates and high numbers of people remaining permanently single have led to a shortage of ceremonial caregivers (most commonly married sons and their wives) to ensure the transformation of the dead into ancestors resting in peace. Consequently, older adults are increasingly uncertain about who will perform memorial rites for them and maintain their graves. In this study, anthropologist Satsuki Kawano examines Japan's changing death rites from the perspective of those who elect to have their cremated remains scattered and celebrate their return to nature. Book jacket.
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Book details

List price: $52.00
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: University of Hawaii Press
Publication date: 9/30/2011
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 280
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.320
Language: English

Foreword
Acknowledgments
Prologue
Mapping the Terrain
The Way of Healing: Yudo
Personal Buddhas: Living with Loss and Grief
Domestic Zen: Living Esoteric Wisdom
The Healing Power of Beauty
Revealing the Healing Realm of Zen
Notes
Kanji Glossary
Bibliography of Sources Cited
Index