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The fox and the jewel : shared and private meanings in contemporary Japanese inari worship

Author: Karen Ann Smyers
Publisher: Honolulu : University of Hawaii Press, ©1999.
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An exploration of the rich complexity of the worship of the deity Inari in contemporary Japan. The work covers institutional and popular power in religion, the personal meaningfulness of religious  Read more...

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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Smyers, Karen Ann, 1954-
Fox and the jewel.
Honolulu : University of Hawaii Press, ©1999
(OCoLC)607124131
Named Person: Inari (Gott)
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Karen Ann Smyers
ISBN: 0824820584 9780824820589 0824821025 9780824821029
OCLC Number: 39523475
Description: viii, 271 pages : illustrations, map ; 24 cm
Contents: Ch. 1. Introducing Inari --
Ch. 2. Priestly Traditions and Shamanic Influences --
Ch. 3. Symbolizing Inari: The Fox --
Ch. 4. Symbolizing Inari: The Jewel --
Ch. 5. A God of One's Own: Individualizing Inari --
Ch. 6. Shared Semantics and Private Persuasions --
Ch. 7. From Rice to Riches --
the Inclusiveness of Inari.
Responsibility: Karen A. Smyers.
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