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The Past and Present of Tennou System -Tennou’s Replacement and Contemporary Japan-

  • Journal of Japanese Culture
  • 2020, (87), pp.41-53
  • DOI : 10.21481/jbunka..87.202011.41
  • Publisher : The Japanese Culture Association Of Korea (Jcak)
  • Research Area : Humanities > Japanese Language and Literature
  • Received : August 28, 2020
  • Accepted : October 28, 2020
  • Published : November 30, 2020

katsurazima nobuhiro 1

1立命館大學

Accredited

ABSTRACT

To show the “uniqueness” of the modern and contemporary system of Tennou, it is important to consider the merits of Tennou and the theory about Him until the Tokugawa period. Despite the fact that the dynasty changed substantially, Tennou and His Court were allowed to exist only as long as they were of use to the Samurai Sovereignty. The ideology that the Tennou system was regarded as a characteristic of Japanese history and political order comes to the fore with the operation of Japanese nationalism. However, after the Meiji Restoration, it was heavily influenced by the repeated proclamation in the systematic structure of the orthodox Japanese theory on Japan crowned with Tennou, the incarnated God with the unbroken imperial line, by being reorganized into a content of the “tradition” of the modern nation-state, the state that “the creation of tradition” was made a priority task.

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This paper was written with support from the National Research Foundation of Korea.