Weaving and binding : immigrant gods and female immortals in ancient Japan (eBook, 2010) [WorldCat.org]
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Weaving and binding : immigrant gods and female immortals in ancient Japan

Author: Michael Como
Publisher: Honolulu : University of Hawaii Press, 2010.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Argues that both the Japanese royal system and the Japanese Buddhist tradition owe much to continental rituals centered on the manipulation of yin and yang, animal sacrifice, and spirit quelling.  Read more...

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Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Como, Michael.
Weaving and binding.
Honolulu : University of Hawaii Press, 2010
(DLC) 2009015371
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Como
OCLC Number: 929027778
Description: 1 online resource (xxi, 306 p.)
Contents: Immigrant gods on the road to Jindo --
Karakami and animal sacrifice --
Female rulers and female immortals --
The queen mother of the west and the ghosts of the Buddhist tradition --
Shamanesses, lavatories, and the magic of silk --
Silkworms and consorts --
Silkworm cults in the heavenly grotto : Amaterasu and the children of Ama No --
Hoakari.
Responsibility: Michael Como.

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