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Program Title: Annual Festivities & Ceremonies: Beliefs in Daily Life
EASC Code: JJ-04
Series Title: Japan: The Land & Its People
Region/Country: Japan
Language: English
Subject: Anthropology & Folklore
Program Type: Documentary
Media Type: VHS
Release Date: 1989
Running Time: 29 min.
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Program Abstract: "This enlightening video explores the various seasonal festivals and ceremonies of Japan. It highlights some of the many Kami or gods, including scholarship, rice, and tobacco The video also explains Japanese beliefs as expressed through ceremonial occasions such as funeral, weddings, and Shichi-go-san (children's day) Seasonal observances - moon viewing (Autumn) Christmas and the New Year (winter) festival of the dolls (spring) and obon time (summer) are also featured. provides an interesting and insightful overview of the influences of religious and spiritual beliefs on Japanese society."
Data Entry Date: 1/27/1999