Religion in Contemporary Japan

  • Ian Reader

About this book


What role does religion play in contemporary Japanese society and in the lives of Japanese people today? Through a series of case-studies of religion in action - at crowded temples and festivals, in austere Zen meditation halls, at home and work, at dramatic fire rituals - it illustrates the immense variety, energy and colour inherent in Japanese religion while discussing the continued relevance and responses of religion in a rapidly modernising and changing society.


community Japan religion

Authors and affiliations

  • Ian Reader
    • 1
  1. 1.Scottish Centre for Japanese StudiesUniversity of StirlingUK

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