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Author Smith, Bardwell L., 1925-2022

Title Narratives of sorrow and dignity : Japanese women, pregnancy loss, and modern rituals of grieving / Bardwell L. Smith
Published New York : Oxford University Press, 2013


Description 1 online resource
Series Oxford ritual studies
Oxford ritual studies.
Contents Part 1: Approaching the Worlds of Mizuko. Mizuko Kuyo: Memorial Services for Child Loss in Japan ; Architectural, Iconographic, Doctrinal Features of Mizuko Kuyo ; Situating the Rites of Mourning: Two Temples and a Variety of Visitors ; The Phenomena of Mizuko Kuyo: Responses to Pregnancy Loss. -- Part 2: Deciphering the Worlds of Pregnancy Loss: Women, Men, and the Unborn. Japanese Woman as Housewife, Mother, and Worker: Patterns of Change and Continuity (1868-2010) ; Ancestors, Angry Spirits, and the Unborn: Caring for the Dead on the Path to Ancestorhood ; Mothers, Society, and Pregnancy Loss: Rethinking the Meaning of Nurture. -- Part 3: Relating Mizuko Rei to the Larger Worlds of Profound Loss ; The Revival of Death, the Rebirth of Grieving, and Ways of Mourning ; Rituals of Affliction; An Invitation to Sobriety. -- Appendices. Adashino Nenbutsuji, English language text of Mizuko kuyo service ; Yvonne Rand, Jizo: Protector of Travelers into and out of Life ; Sai-no-kawara text, tr. of Manabe Kosai. Jizo-bosatsu no kenkyu [Research on Jizo Bodhisattva]. Kyoto: Sanmitsudo shoten, 1960 ; Yasuo Sakakibara, Economic Development and Temple Economics in Japan
Summary Here, Bardwell L. Smith offers a fresh perspective on mizuko kuyo, the Japanese ceremony performed to bring solace to those who have experienced miscarriage, stillbirth, or abortion
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Fetal propitiatory rites -- Buddhism.
Fetal propitiatory rites -- Japan
Abortion -- Religious aspects -- Buddhism.
Buddhist women -- Religious life -- Japan
Fetal death.
Funeral rites and ceremonies.
Abortion, Spontaneous -- psychology
Fetal Death
Ceremonial Behavior
Funeral Rites
RELIGION -- Buddhism -- Rituals & Practice.
Funeral rites and ceremonies
Fetal death
Abortion -- Religious aspects -- Buddhism
Buddhist women -- Religious life
Fetal propitiatory rites
Fetal propitiatory rites -- Buddhism
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9780199942145