Religion in Contemporary Japan

Author(s): 
Reader, Ian
ISBN: 
0333523229
Date published: 
January 1991
Paperback
Price: 
£17.99
Pages: 
296

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.