Folk Religion in Japan
Continuity and Change
Folk religion, transmitted by the common people from generation to generation, has greatly conditioned the political, economic, and cultural development of Japan and continues to satisfy the emotional and religious needs of the people. Hori examines the organic relationship between the Japanese social structure—the family kinship system, village and community organizations—and folk religion. A glossary with Japanese characters is included in the index.
II: Japanese Social Structure and Folk Religion
III: Nembutsu as Folk Religion
IV: Mountains and Their Importance for the Idea of the Other World
V: Japanese Shamanism
VI: The New Religions and the Survival of Shamanic Tendencies