Hierarchies of a Japanese Community Festival
This thesis looks at how hierarchies are formed and maintained within a mikoshi festival, which is a form of common Japanese community festival involving a portable shrine carried around the neighbourhood in order for the god to bless the local homes and businesses within. The festival in question is located in Kichijoji, a district that lies to the West of central Tokyo. Of particular note in this festival is that in addition to the usual mikoshi teams...[Show more]
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