Liturgical music in a new Japanese religion : the formation, survival and repositioning of tenrikyo through music
The Japanese religion, Tenrikyo, has a well-established reputation as one of the oldest 'new' Japanese religions still in existence. Its endurance over nearly two centuries might be partly explained by the many musical genres used in activities undertaken by its followers, because Tenrikyo music can draw on both traditional and contemporary themes, and employs a variety of styles. This thesis explores the way that music shapes and consolidates the Tenrikyo identity, has enabled it to become...[Show more]
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