Anthropology: Japan

Danely, J. 2012

‘Repetition and the symbolic in contemporary Japanese ancestor memorial ritual’, Journal of Ritual Studies, 26:1, 19-32.

Golovina, K. 2020

‘Walking, cleaning and “kinning” material practice of grave-caring among Russian-speaking migrants in Japan’, Japanese Review of Cultural Anthropology, 21:1, 315-355

Irish, J. 2000

‘Mourning in rural Japan’, Japan Quarterly, 47:4, 73-81.

Tsuji, Y. 2018

‘Evolving mortuary rituals in contemporary Japan’, in A. Robben (ed.) A Companion to the Anthropology of Death, London, John Wiley & Sons, 17-30.


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