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  • A Deep Layer Belief of Shinmeisha-Kagura (Chichibu City Arakawa-Shiroku area) from Oral History  [in Japanese]

    KAWASAKI Mizuho

    In the Arakawa-Shiroku area (located in the City of Chichibu, Saitama Prefecture), there are old kagura (a Shinto-based folk performing arts particular to the location), called "Shinmeishakagura". Because of the lack of documentation, the understanding of kagura's history is difficult. Yadenji Hamanaka (one of the successors of this performance tradition) holds much knowledge of the traditional past. This paper will explain the traditions and shed light on some interesting aspects of kagura. Concerning the understanding of the successors, kagura is known to get its influences from kabuki, and many successors of kagura performance understood this. In the research of this paper, I clarify that kagura contains a very complicated background of influences. This result leads us to the conclusion that there is a stratified structure in the successors' understandings of their art.

    Japan oral history review 9(0), 107-123, 2013


  • 性は笑ひなり : 浮世絵春画の「可笑しさ」をひもとく(第34回研究会)  [in Japanese]

    早川 聞多

    Japanese Journal of Laughter and Humor Research 10(0), 131-137, 2003


  • A Study of Koyadaishi Gyojo Zue in the Collection of the Shinnoin of Koyasan  [in Japanese]

    Tsuji Eiko

    研究紀要 第1分冊 人文学部 (11), 108-101, 2000

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  • A Study of the Source Materials Found in the Uchidate Bunko in Akita Prefecture (VI)  [in Japanese]

    HASEBE Hachiro , SATO Shunko

    Journal of the Faculty of Buddhism of the Komazawa University (58), 185-249, 2000-03

  • Nihonki-ko and Earlier Kyuji-honki(Reading)  [in Japanese]

    Tsuda Hiroyuki

    Japanese Literature 46(10), 62-66, 1997


  • A Study of Tabito Otomo  [in Japanese]


    Journal of the Faculty of International Studies of Culture, Kyushu Sangyo University (4), A1-A25, 1995-12


  • The Awakening Motion of the Nihongi of the Middle Ages : Reflecting on the "Space" of Its Emergence(Symposeum,<Special Issue>The Report on the 47th General Convention of Japanese Literary Association)  [in Japanese]

    Ogawa Toyoo


    Japanese Literature 42(3), 32-45, 1993


  • A study of the sacred classics on Tachibana Moribe : as regards texual criticism of the "Itsuno-chiwaki"  [in Japanese]

    NOGUCHI Takeshi

    Bulletin of Shinshu Honan Women's Junior College (7), 71-123, 1990-03-01


  • 大伴家持小論--天平勝宝八歳六月十七日作の六首をめぐって  [in Japanese]

    岡田 喜久男

    Studies in Japanese literature. (20), p1-9, 1984-11


  • Note on the Modern Translation of Fudoki No. 9  [in Japanese]

    Yoshino Yutaka

    Japanese Literature 21(12), 74-80, 1972


  • A Study on Knotting  [in Japanese]

    NUKADA Iwao

    1. Introduction : It is said that "knotting" is the first constructive technique that human beings acquired. By knotting, we can tie things, transport them and construct buildings. Knotting has also played an important part in the development of ancient designs, hieroglyphs and religious symbolism. It means posssssion, preservation, sealing, enclosing and connection. Expanding this idea, the technique of gate-bar, button, nail, hinge etc. were developed. The author believs that Japanese have acquired these techniques during the past several thousand years. 2. Classification of knotting by districts and professions. In order to clarify the binds of knotting and frequency of usage among our common people, the author has made a complete investigation throughout the country, by districts and by professions. The result indicates that the most popular knotting are the "man knot", "right knot", "weaver's knot" and "clove hitch" (heaving line bend or builder knot). And the following knots have special significance in their relation to ceratin professions, respectively: "english tie"-fisherman; "bowline knot"-fisherman; "weaver's knot'-farmer; "slide knot" (ship knot or running knot)-farmer; and "twisting-into knot"-farmer and carpenter. It would be noted that there are different names for the same knot in different districts. For example, the "man knot" has eight different names in a certain district, and has twenty-four different names in the whole country. It was found that the "man knot" and "twisting-into knot seem to have originated in our country. The author believes that these kinds of knotting were developed by using only moderately soft material such as straw. 3. Left-twisting rope and right-twisting rope: In ancient days, the miscauthus, miscauthus sinensis and tree bark seem to have been used as materials for rope. The twisting technique of rope material was invented by necessity in order to lengthen the short material. There are two kinds of twisting technique ; namely, "left-twisting" and "right-twisting". Through the investigation of the variation and distribution of these twisting techniques, the following three reasons for development were found, (a) For utillitarian purposes, (2) for religious or traditional reasons, and (c) through customs of old courtesy and manners. Especially it must be mentioned that the left twisting rope is frequently used in religious celebration in eastern Japan. 4. The method used in the solution of criminal offences : It is said that murders by using knots (strangulation) have rapidly increased after the War. The ease of obtaining knotting materials such as rope, string, cord, tape, band, strip, thong or ribbon etc., as compared with other instruments, seems to have encouraged this tendency. Investigation into the kinds of material and the knotting methods employed shows that there is a significant relation between the kind of knotting and the profession of the offender. In fact, many of famous criminal offences after the War in our country have been solved by the analysis of material of rope, characteristics of knotting method and the colors of the rope used.

    Japanese Journal of Ethnology 19(3-4), 179-211, 1956


  • 本居宣長の建築學  [in Japanese]

    三橋 松華

    Journal of architecture and building science (224), 582-587, 1905-08


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