Ancestor Worship in Contemporary Japan

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Stanford University Press, 1974 - Social Science - 266 pages
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Contents

One The Historical Perspective
6
Two Spirits Ghosts and Gods
39
Three Caring for the Dead
69
Comparison of Items Commonly Offered at Altar
91
Households Observing Various Rites
105
Rites Observed in Relation to Number of Ascendant
113
Distribution of Interviews and Questionnaires by Place
153
Results of Three Studies
160
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