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The Culture Code of Primitive Religion in “Princess Mononoke” and ‘Spirited Away’ - By Focusing on the Aspects and the Role of Primitive Religion -

  • 日本硏究
  • 2013, (34), pp.261-281
  • Publisher : The Center for Japanese Studies
  • Research Area : Humanities > Japanese Language and Literature
  • Published : February 20, 2013

Han Chong-mi 1 Woo Jeonggueon 1

1단국대학교

Accredited

ABSTRACT

The purpose of this paper is to examine the culture code of primitive religion in “Princess Mononoke” and “Spirited Away” by focusing on the aspects and the role of primitive religion The culture code of primitive religion in “Princess Mononoke”“ Spirited Away” appears in three aspects greatly. There are spirit-of-a-departed-person faith, revengeful ghost faith, and primitive Shintoism. First, it is a spirit-of-a-departed-person faith has appeared as the natural forest in “Princess Mononoke” that has the intense energy as an object of faith. Sesond, it is a revengeful ghost faith and curse god that is representation by San and Nagonokami in “Princess Mononoke”. However, a revengeful ghost does not simply surface as an object of fear, or is not denoted by “Princess Mononoke” only as an object of extermination. Moreover, no revengeful ghosts attributed only to wrong. A third interpretationーthat primitive Shintoism has appeared as gods' world and gods of yaoyorozuーis a lanyard and a sanctuary. The scene into which stone small shrine is thrown away freely appears in the portion of the beginning of “Spirited Away”, and the dry old tree by which the lanyard is stretched just after that is drawn on it. Although there is a role into which a sanctuary and the world are made to divide in this lanyard, since the lanyard is stretched. Moreover, the sanctuary where the world of the gods who are beyond the tunnel of “Spirited Away” was separated from the world. And although the hot water store is drawn as a place where gods such as ‘Filth god’‘Kaonashi’ visit it, this hot water store is functioning as ‘a spiritual place’ in “Spirited Away”.

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