Escaping its past: recasting the Grand Shrine of Ise

@article{Loo2010EscapingIP,
  title={Escaping its past: recasting the Grand Shrine of Ise},
  author={T. M. Loo},
  journal={Inter-Asia Cultural Studies},
  year={2010},
  volume={11},
  pages={375 - 392}
}
  • T. M. Loo
  • Published 2010
  • Sociology
  • Inter-Asia Cultural Studies
Abstract This essay examines how the Grand Shrine of Ise has successfully distanced itself from its prewar and wartime associations with Japanese imperialism and nationalism to become an untroubling site of Japanese cultural identity. Building on Jonathan Reynolds' essay which traces Ise's transformation to become a sign of Japanese aesthetics, this essay extends the examination of Ise's rehabilitation to two other trajectories. First, it examines SCAP's attempts to dismantle State Shintō and… Expand
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