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[PDF / Epub] ☉ The Fox and the Jewel Shared and Private Meaning in Contemporary Japanese Inari Worship By Karen A. Smyers – G-couture.co.uk The deity Inari has been worshipped in Japan since at least the early eighth century and today is a revered presence in such varied venues as Shinto shrines Buddhist temples factories theaters privateThe deity Inari has been worshipped in Japan since at least the early eighth century and today is a revered presence in such varied venues as Shinto shrines Buddhist temples factories theaters private households restaurants beauty shops and rice fields Although at first glance and to its many devotees Inari worship may seem to be a unified phenomenon it is in fact exceedingly multiple noncodified and noncentralized No single regulating institution dogma scripture or myth centers the practice In this exceptionally insightful study the author explores the worship of Inari in the context of homogeneity and diversity in Japan The shape shifting fox and the wish fulfilling jewel the main symbols of Inari serve as interpretive metaphors to describe the simultaneously shared yet infinitely diverse meanings that cluster around the deity That such diversity exists without the apparent knowledge of Inari worshippers is explained by the use of several communicative strategies that minimize the exchange of substantive information Shared generalized meanings tatemae are articulated while private meanings and complexities honne are left unspoken The appearance of unity is reinforced by a set of symbols representing fertility change and growth in ways that can be interpreted and understood by many individuals of various ages and occupations The Fox and the Jewel describes the rich complexity of Inari worship in contemporary Japan It explores questions of institutional and popular power in religion demonstrates the ways people make religious figures personally meaningful and documents the kinds of communicative styles that preserve the appearance of homogeneity in the face of astonishing factionalism.

The deity Inari has been worshipped in Japan since at least the early eighth century and today is a revered presence in such varied venues as Shinto shrines Buddhist temples factories theaters private households restaurants beauty shops and rice fields Although at first glance and to its many devotees Inari worship may seem to be a unified phenomenon it is in fact exceedingly multiple noncodified and noncentralized No single regulating institution dogma scripture or myth centers the practice In this exceptionally insightful study the author explores the worship of Inari in the context of homogeneity and diversity in Japan The shape shifting fox and the wish fulfilling jewel the main symbols of Inari serve as interpretive metaphors to describe the simultaneously shared yet infinitely diverse meanings that cluster around the deity That such diversity exists without the apparent knowledge of Inari worshippers is explained by the use of several communicative strategies that minimize the exchange of substantive information Shared generalized meanings tatemae are articulated while private meanings and complexities honne are left unspoken The appearance of unity is reinforced by a set of symbols representing fertility change and growth in ways that can be interpreted and understood by many individuals of various ages and occupations The Fox and the Jewel describes the rich complexity of Inari worship in contemporary Japan It explores questions of institutional and popular power in religion demonstrates the ways people make religious figures personally meaningful and documents the kinds of communicative styles that preserve the appearance of homogeneity in the face of astonishing factionalism.

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