Female Pilgrims and Mt. Fuji: Changing Perspectives on the Exclusion of Women

  title={Female Pilgrims and Mt. Fuji: Changing Perspectives on the Exclusion of Women},
  author={Miyazaki Fumiko},
  journal={Monumenta Nipponica},
  pages={339 - 391}
  • Miyazaki Fumiko
  • Published 2005
  • History
  • Monumenta Nipponica
  • BEFORE 1872 women were excluded from most of Japan’s sacred mountains, the sanctuaries of many Buddhist temples, and the inner precincts of Shinto shrines. Women were not the only ones to confront such limitations. Various customary rules restricted those in mourning or otherwise deemed unqualified from approaching certain religious sites and sacred places. But only women were subject to a blanket disqualification on the basis of their gender. This situation was one of the most notable features… CONTINUE READING
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