Women of the Sacred Groves: Divine Priestesses of Okinawa

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Okinawa is the only contemporary society in which women lead the official, mainstream, publicly funded religion. Priestesses are the acknowledged religious leaders within the home, clan, and village--and, until annexation by Japan approximately one hundred years ago, within the Ryukyuan Kingdom. This fieldwork-based study provides a gender-sensitive look at a remarkable religious tradition. Susan Sered spent a year living in Henza, an Okinawan fishing village, joining priestesses as they conducted rituals in the sacred ...

Women of the Sacred Groves: Divine Priestesses of Okinawa 1999, Oxford University Press, USA, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780195124873

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Women of the Sacred Groves: Divine Priestesses of Okinawa 1999, Oxford University Press, USA, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780195124866

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