The Fox and the Jewel: Shared and Private Meanings in Contemporary Japanese Inari Worship
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288pp. May 1998
The Fox and the Jewel: Shared and Private Meanings in Contemporary Japanese Inari Worship
Author: Smyers, Karen A.;
The deity Inari has been worshipped in Japan since at least the early eighth century and today is a revered presence in such varied venues as Shinto shrines, Buddhist temples, factories, theaters, private households, restaurants, beauty shops, and rice fi
"A well written and detailed report on a religious phenomenon that can be found throughout Japan, and even in Japanese diasporas." --Journal of Japanese Studies 26 (2000)

"A highly focused anthropological study that has all the academic virtues .

Author: Smyers, Karen A.;
Karen A. Smyers is assistant professor of religion at Wesleyan University



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