Japanese imperial household, Humanities

"Eight million gods seemed to be listening with their ears erect for their Shinto prayers. Messengers ran off to order Sutra-reciting at various temples; thus the night was passed. On the east side of the screen [placed around the Queen's bed] there assembled the ladies of the court. On the west side there were lying the Queen's substitutes possessed with [or who were enticing] the evil spirits. Each was lying surrounded by a pair of folding screens." ("The Diary of Murasaki Shikibu")

            This passage from "The Diary of Murasaki Shikibu" is an example of court life at the height of Heian culture.  During this time period, Buddhism had been incorporated into Japanese culture; however, we can see traces of Shintoism assimilated into it.  The ladies of the court who acted as substitutes for the Queen are examples of the remnants of Shintoism in Japanese culture.  They were acting as substitutes to attract evil spirits to protect the Queen and the baby from malevolent kami spirits.  

This passage also demonstrates the establishment of the Japanese imperial household.

Posted Date: 2/28/2013 2:00:08 AM | Location : United States







Related Discussions:- Japanese imperial household, Assignment Help, Ask Question on Japanese imperial household, Get Answer, Expert's Help, Japanese imperial household Discussions

Write discussion on Japanese imperial household
Your posts are moderated
Related Questions
To provide a thoughtful and reasoned response to a recent media article dealing with issues of race and racism in Canada. Provide references where you have drawn on information o

Do your expert provide Sociocultural Anthropology Architecture Questions assignment help? I need urgent help in my college assignment, Let me know cost of report and each questions

Bilingual and Multilingual Dictionaries There are bilingual and multilingual dictionaries, a good number of translating dictionaries pertaining to various foreign languages a

INDEXING SYSTEMS   The preparation of a series of entries for inclusion  in a subject  catalogue or  in a printed index is known as indexing. An entry is a basic unit of a subj

What is meant by Disaster? Give an example.  A disaster does not take place unless a seriously disruptive event coincides with a state of insufficient preparation. Instance: Th

I need a report on Baroque Art. Can you please assist me for Baroque Art report for about 2500 words?

"Though the birds sang in the Unebi Mountain ;/ None passed by who even looked like my wife./ I could only call her name and wave my sleeve ." ( Man'yoshu ) Speaker: From th

what are some of the issues that results from dependency on modern media

THE INDEXING PROCESS   Subject indexing is a crucial operation in the creation and maintenance of index files as retrieval  of information depends to a  large extent on the qua

Mass Media As we are all aware, the various communication media for the masses; that is, broadcasting and telecasting or a combination of the two are more effective than any p