Prehistoric Background of Japanese Religion

  title={Prehistoric Background of Japanese Religion},
  author={Joseph Mitsuo Kitagawa},
  journal={History of Religions},
  pages={292 - 328}
  • J. Kitagawa
  • Published 1 December 1963
  • Geography
  • History of Religions
* This article issues from studies undertaken by the author in the course of preparing his forthcoming book on religion in Japanese history. The following abbreviations are used in the notes: JGZ-Jinrui-gaku Zasshi ("Journal of Anthropology"), first published in February, 1886, by the Anthropological Institute, Faculty of Science, Tokyo Imperial University. NMT-Nihon Minzokugaku Taikei ("Encyclopedia of Japanese Ethnology") (13 vols.; Tokyo: Heibon-sha, 1958--). NMZ-Nihon Minzokugaku Zenshu… 
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