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Shinto and Ecology

March 21-24, 1997

Opening Session

Welcoming Remarks:

Rosemarie BERNARD, Harvard University, convener

Richard HUNT, Harvard University Marshal

Lawrence SULLIVAN, Director, Center for the Study of World Religions

Mary Evelyn TUCKER and John GRIM, Bucknell University, Conference Coordinators

 

Rosemarie BERNARD, Harvard University

Shinto and Ecology

 

SAKURAI Katsunoshin, Director, Board of Trustees, K˘gakkan University, Former High Priest Taga Taisha

The Sacredness of Mountains and Groves

SONODA Minoru, Kyoto University, High Priest, Chichibu Shrine

The Religious Culture of the Forest Archipelago

Discussant - Mary Evelyn TUCKER, Bucknell University

The Shinto View of Nature

Panel chair - Emiko OHNUKI-TIERNEY, Vilas Research Professor, University of Wisconsin-Madison

SAKURAI Haruo, Professor, Department of Shinto Studies, and Director, The Shinto Institute, K˘gakkan University

The Natural Environment and Local Community Life around Shinto Shrines

Norman HAVENS, Institute for Japanese Culture and Classics, Kokugakuin University

Shinto and Ecology: Rhetoric, Reality, and Relevance

MIYAKE Hitoshi, Professor, Faculty of Literature and Chair, Graduate School of Human Relations, Kei˘ University

The Idea of Nature in Mountain Shrines

Discussants - SONODA Minoru, Kyoto University, High Priest, Chichibu Shrine, and TU Weiming, Director, The Harvard Yenching Institute

Nature in Japanese Mythology and Ritual

Panel chair - Mary Evelyn TUCKER, Bucknell University

Carmen BLACKER, University of Cambridge

Yamanokami and Wild Nature

Rosemarie BERNARD, Harvard University

Nature and Jingű Ritual: On the Shikinen Sengű

Paolo VILLANI, Institute of Oriental Studies, University of Naples

'Coming into Existence': An Expression of Nature in Japanese Mythology

Discussants - Gary EBERSOLE, University of Missouri, Kansas City, and Emiko OHNUKI-TIERNEY, Vilas Research Professor, University of Wisconsin-Madison

The Culture of Rice

Panel chair - Norman HAVENS, Institute for Japanese Culture and Classics, Kokugakuin University

TOMIYAMA Kazuko, Rissh˘ University

Japanese Culture and Water

KAMINOGO Toshiaki, Non-fiction writer and journalist

Shinto, Rice, and Ecology

KOHORI Kunio, Priest, Ise Jingű; Assistant Director, Office of Public Relations, Jingű Shich˘

Shinto and Ecology: With Reference to Two Reports

Emiko OHNUKI-TIERNEY, Vilas Research Professor, University of Wisconsin-Madison

When Nature's Inhabitants are Plants: Japanese Imagination of Nature

Discussants - Peter KNECHT, Nanzan University, Nagoya, and SAKURAI Katsunoshin, Director, Board of Trustees, K˘gakkan University, Former High Priest Taga Taisha

The Culture of Trees

Panel chair - Rosemarie BERNARD, Harvard University

MURASE Masayuki, Engineer, Forestry Department, Jingű Shich˘

The Shrine Forest of Jingű

MIYAWAKI Akira, Yokohama National University; Director, Japanese Center for International Studies in Ecology

Make Chinju-no-mori the World's Forests

Discussants - Allan GRAPARD, University of California, Santa Barbara, and KOHORI Kunio, Priest, Ise Jingű; Assistant Director, Office of Public Relations, Jingű Shich˘

Shinto and Environmental Problems

Panel chair - Rosemarie BERNARD, Harvard University

MOTEGI Sadazumi, Director, Research Center for Educational Affairs, National Association of Shinto Shrines

Shrine Groves as Barometers for Environmental Preservation

SAKURAI Takashi, High Priest, Gosho Komagataki Jinja, Ibaraki Prefecture

Shinto and Environmental Problems

SAKURAI Mayumi, Associate Priest, Gosho Komagataki Jinja, Ibaraki Prefecture

Shinto and Environmental Problems

HANADO Yasuhito, Kokugakuin University

Shinto and Environmental Problems

TANAKA Tsunekiyo, Associate High Priest, Iwashimizu Hachimangű, Kyoto

Shinto and Environmental Problems

Discussants - Mary Evelyn TUCKER, Bucknell University, and SONODA Minoru, Kyoto University, High Priest, Chichibu Shrine

Roundtable Discussion:

Shinto and Ecology: Future Considerations

SAKURAI Katsunoshin, Director, Board of Trustees, K˘gakkan University, Former High Priest Taga Taisha

 

SONODA Minoru, Kyoto University, High Priest, Chichibu Shrine

 

Carmen BLACKER, University of Cambridge

 

MIYAWAKI Akira, Yokohama National University; Director, Japanese Center for International Studies in Ecology

 

TOMIYAMA Kazuko, Rissh˘ University

 

MIYAKE Hitoshi, Kei˘ University

 

Mary Evelyn TUCKER, Bucknell University