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Lecture 11

RELG 253 Lecture Notes - Lecture 11: Taika Reform, Susanoo-No-Mikoto, Shimenawa


Department
Religious Studies
Course Code
RELG 253
Professor
Victor S?gen Hori
Lecture
11

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Kojiki
History
Written about the ancient mythology associated with Shinto
"The Record of Ancient Things"
Taika Reforms
646
Taiho Code
702
Legitimation of the Yamato family taking over the imperial house
Amaterasu and Susano-O struggle
Mythology
Creation of the world out of chaos
Izanagi and Izanami
Chapt.1-6
Yomi, the underworld
Chapt.7-10
Izanami's body decomposing
Amaterasu and Susano-O
Chapt.11-16
Infants of Izanagi's body as he is purifying himself
Amaterasu hides in a cave
Chapt.17
The world becomes dark
The lewd dance, mirror, and the first shimenawa
Anthropology
Chapt. 1-7
Creation of world as giving birth
Chapt 4
Heavenly pillar
Fertility ritual
Chapt 10, 15
Fertility contests
Chapt. 7, 8, 11
Kami born out of pollution
Chapt. 9
Izanagi looks on rotting body of his wife
Chapt 10
Parturition huts
Chapt.16
Susano-O throwing feces
Death of a king
Double burial
aka temporary burial
King's body placed in a hut
Outside his family is chanting his name, calling back his spirit
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