Japanese Rainmaking and Other Folk Practices


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The ritual of rainmaking is one of half a dozen Japanese folk practices and festivals described in this book. The story of rainmaking ceremonies begins with personal experience and then draws on the work of Japanese folklorists to record significant local variations and to construct a general account of the history and purpose of the ceremony. Field research was conducted during study visits to Kyoto, to Tenri in Nara Prefecture and to Shiga Prefecture. The chapter order follows the year cycle, from New Year via early ...

Japanese Rainmaking and other Folk Practices 2013, Routledge, London

ISBN-13: 9780415866699


Japanese Rainmaking and Other Folk Practices 2004, Routledge, London

ISBN-13: 9780415330695