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Description - Cultural Astronomy of the Japanese Archipelago: Exploring the Japanese Skyscape by Akira Goto

Goto introduces the diverse and multilayered skylore and cultural astron- omy of the peoples of the Japanese Archipelago.

Going as far back as the Jomon, Yayoi, and Kofun periods, this book examines the significance of constellations in the daily life of farmers, fishermen, sailors, priests, and the ruling classes throughout Japan's ancient and medieval history. As well as covering the systems of the dominant Japanese people, he also explores the astronomy of the Ainu people of Hokkaido, and of the people of the Ryukyu Islands. Along the way he discusses the importance of astronomy in official rituals, mythol- ogy, and Shinto and Buddhist ceremonies.

This book provides a unique overview of cultural astronomy in Japan and is a valuable resource for researchers as well as anyone who is inter- ested in Japanese culture and history.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780367407988
Format: Hardback
(216mm x 138mm x mm)
Pages: 148
Imprint: Routledge
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 20-Nov-2020
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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