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Analysis of research trends on Japanese festival culture

  • Journal of Japanese Culture
  • 2017, (74), pp.233-255
  • DOI : 10.21481/jbunka..74.201708.233
  • Publisher : The Japanese Culture Association Of Korea (Jcak)
  • Research Area : Humanities > Japanese Language and Literature
  • Received : July 20, 2017
  • Accepted : August 4, 2017
  • Published : August 31, 2017

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1혜전대학교

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ABSTRACT

This research is aimed to investigate the study trends of Maturi in Japan. The studies of Maturi in Japan were mainly conducted by folklorist until 1950. Yanagita and his fellow researchers were mostly focused on gods in Maturi and tried to capture the society and the culture of the Middle Ages. However the meaning of itself was not considered seriously since it studied about the custom and the culture of the past rather than how its effect on the current lives. However, the main-focused area of the research has been moved from gods to human beings thanks to religious scholar since 1960, which were able to allow for scholars to interpret the Maturi itself. It was also possible to analyse the structure of Maturi by investigating the aspect of both ritual and festivity. The research has been carried by anthropologist and sociologist since 1970 as looking into how Maturi has been influenced by society such as the relationship with local communities and the participants of Maturi.

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