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Japanese Rainmaking and Other Folk Practices

Japanese Rainmaking and Other Folk Practices( )
Author: Bownas, Geoffrey
Brown, Pauline
ISBN:978-0-415-86669-9
Publication Date:Aug 2013
Publisher:Routledge
Book Format:Paperback
List Price:USD $48.95
Book Description:

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...
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Pages:178
Detailed Subjects: Social Science / Customs & Traditions
Social Science / Folklore & Mythology
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):5.5 x 8.5 Inches
Book Weight:0.527 Pounds

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