PART I INTRODUCTION TO TOKUGAWA VILLAGE AGREEMENTS There are assembled here the Japanese ( sōrōbun ) originals and English translations of over fifty private agreements , mostly dating from the 19th century and selected from eighteen ...
Author: Dan Fenno Henderson
Publisher: University of Washington Press
There are assembled here the Japanese (sorobun) originals and English translations of over fifty private agreements, mostly dating from the 19th century and selected from eighteen different villages scattered about the main island of Japan. Their subject matter has been classified into fifteen categories for convenience: water rights, land sales, boundary lines, commons, loans with or without interest, loans with or without various kinds of security, personal services, agreements concerning family relations (such as dowry, retirement, succession, sale-of-daughter, and prenuptial agreements), agreements concerning the headman�s selection and performance, inter-village agreements, dispute settlement agreements, and apology agreements. This volume will be of interest to historians, students of Japanese law, culture, and history, anthropologists, as well as anyone interested in Japan in the Edo period.
Everyday Life in a Rural Japanese Community Malcolm Ritchie ... The village of Sora stands within the sheltering crook of the peninsula on a small inlet into which the confluence of the two small rivers that passed our house flows and ...
Author: Malcolm Ritchie
Publisher: Tuttle Publishing
In this elegiac account that is part travelogue, part memoir, British poet and writer Malcolm Ritchie recounts his and his wife's unforgettable three-year-sojourn in Sora, a remote farming and fishing village on the Japan Sea coast. Ritchie weaves together anecdotes, conversations, lyrical verses, and unforgettable character studies to vividly and hauntingly evoke the rhythms of life in a traditional rural Japanese community. Underlying this portrait is the author's growing awareness that the aged inhabitants of Sora and the surrounding villages are the custodians of a fragile, barely surviving, way of life, one that is still informed by the cadences of the natural world, under the tutelage of its ancient gods. The book is a paean to a once noble culture all but effaced by Western industrial/technological materialism-the "cultural carcinogens" of the West-which Asian countries such as Japan have all too willingly embraced. Always profound and moving, Village Japan pays lyrical homage to a side of Japan rarely experienced or glimpsed by foreigners today.
... too, even though not part of the Great Empire of Japan, will come to celebrate this day with us. ... Naturally, state and village officials sought to use activities in this sphere to promote their own vision of Japanese youth, ...
Author: Yoshiaki Nishida
Rural Japan during the twentieth century has been portrayed as a vast reservoir of conservatism in much of the literature on Japan's modern development, and Japanese agriculture since the 1960s has been treated as an artificial creation sustained only by protectionism of the worst sort. This book presents a range of original, in-depth work, including work by Japanese scholars, that seeks to move beyond such stereotypes to reveal the diversity and complexities of rural life in Japan from 1900 to the present.
In the next chapter , attention will be given to the actual organization of the traditional farm village in Meiji Japan in order to examine why no direct attack was levied against the formal structure of the farm tenancy relationship ...
Author: Dimitri Vanoverbeke
Publisher: Leuven University Press
In fact, this is the first book-length study on the farm tenancy conciliation procedure and analysis of the Japanese government's wish to maintain tradition at al cost in the farmer community.
A Plan for a Rural Sociological Survey in japan. (“ Research Bulletin of the Gifu Imperial College of Agriculture ”, N0. 19.) Gifu, Japan, 1931. WATANABE, YGICHmo (Director of Research). Investigation of Farm Villages, Especially How ...
Author: EMBREE J F
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... 3 2 1 09 08 07 06 05 04 Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data Martinez, D. P. (Dolores P.), 1957– Identity and ritual in a Japanese diving village : the making and becoming of person and place / by D. P. Martinez p. cm.
Author: D. P. Martinez
Publisher: University of Hawaii Press
Through her detailed description of a particular place (Kuzaki-cho) at a particular moment in time (the 1980s), D. P. Martinez addresses a variety of issues currently at the fore in the anthropology of Japan: the construction of identity, both for a place and its people; the importance of ritual in a country that describes itself as nonreligious; and the relationship between men and women in a society where gender divisions are still very much in place. Kuzaki is, for the anthropologist, both a microcosm of modernity and an attempt to bring the past into the present. But it must also be understood as a place all of its own. In the 1980s it was one of the few villages where female divers (ama) still collected abalone and other shellfish and where some of its inhabitants continued to make a living as fishermen. Kuzaki was also a kambe, or sacred guild, of Ise Shrine, the most important Shinto shrine in modern Japan—home to Amaterasu, the sun goddess. Kuzaki’s rituals affirmed a national identity in an era when attitudes to modernity and Japaneseness were being challenged by globalization. Martinez enhances her fascinating ethnographic description of a single diving village with a critique of the way in which the anthropology of Japan has developed. The result is a sophisticated investigation by a senior scholar of Japanese studies that, while firmly grounded in empirical data, calls on anthropological theory to construct another means of understanding Japan—both as a society in which the collective is important and as a place where individual ambitions and desires can be expressed.
Moreover , devastating earthquakes , volcanoes , typhoons , landslides and floods have taught the Japanese people in ... The coastal village was endowed with a number of religious institutions , the most important being the village ...
Author: Arne Kalland
Publisher: University of Hawaii Press
What is more, Japan's fishing villages played a significant role in Japan's economic development. In particular, during the Tokugawa period (1600-1868), they acted as key commercial links between the castle towns and dispersed farming communities.
village cooperation was fostered to cultivate the rice paddy field evenly and to make mutually beneficial decisions concerning the all important use of irrigation. In Japan, intra-village cooperation as a corporate unit was sufficient ...
Author: Ruth Taplin
Demonstrates that Western individualism and Japanese groupism are not necessarily incompatible or mutually exclusive.
In the seventeenth century all villages had to have a village temple, and it was during this era that Kuzaki gained its ... From the 1870s Kuzaki suffered the same fate as many villages in Japan, ceasing to be part of the Toba clan and ...
Author: Joy Hendry
Publisher: Psychology Press
First published in 1986 Interpreting Japanese Society became something of a classic in its field. In this newly updated edition, the value of anthropological in understanding this ancient and complex nation are clearly demonstrated.