ANTH 2230 Lecture Notes - Lecture 3: Post-Occupation Japan, Veneration Of The Dead, Terakoya

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ANTH 2230
Regional Ethnography:
Japanese Society
9/23/14
Professor Kawano
Commentary (2)
Family and Kinship (2)
9/23 Lecture Overview
Family and Kinship (2)
Families in Japan - Change over time
Education (1)
Characteristics of the Stem Family (II)
Emotional importance
It provides a locus of emotional attachment
Religious expressions
Ancestor Worship
Families in Prewar Japan
The Meiji Civil Code (1898)
Defined the ideal family based on the archaic samurai (warrior) family
model
One child inheritance
Question: Who most commonly inherited a family business, home, and
ceremonial assets in prewar Japan?
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