Publication date: October 2012
Mythical gods; place-based gods; mystic messengers; supernatural beings; martyrs and saints; and the spirits of ancestors who have long since crossed over.
There’s a God for That
Optimism in the Face of Earthquakes, Tsunamis and Meltdowns
TRAVEL / Asia / Japan
RELIGION / Shintoism
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Peace
1. Japan – Religious life and customs
2. Earthquakes – Japan
3. Tsunamis – Japan
4. Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant (Japan) Accidents
5. Antinuclear movement
6. Ghost stories, Japanese
TONE: Moving; Reflective
WRITING: Lyrical; Thoughtful; Richly detailed; Stylistically complex
xvi, 168pp, glossary
12 maps, 2 line drawings
US $28.00 (hardcover)
US $16.00 (pbk.)
US $11.99 (eBook)
US $9.99 (Kindle)
Japan has a uniquely religious way of life, a life filled with the blessings of the gods – not one omnipotent creator, protector, benefactor, exemplar, adjudicator.
Instead, Japanese kami take many forms: mythical gods that explain the order of the universe; place-based gods that inhabit mountains and groves and lakes and seas; ancient trees venerated as the earthly abode of heavenly visitors; mystic messengers in animal form; supernatural beings in the guise of ghosts and demons; martyrs and saints that become gods by example; and the spirits of ancestors who have long since crossed over.
Some say this country has a god for everything, and after a while you begin to agree.
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