Interpreting heritage, culture, and ritual

Naoko Yamada (Kanazawa University)

This session will attempt to uncover how people with different backgrounds and knowledge make meaning from a particular cultural practice, Aenokoto. In particular, it will facilitate discussions of what and how people believe what they see, hear, and experience in a tourism context, as multiple actors continuously interact and negotiate to build their own experiences in tourism. Cultural objects and events are not discrete elements of tourism experience but create an interrelated system in which the multiple actors play their own roles and make their own meanings for themselves.

Part of 06-12 Observing Ritual: Invisible Gods, Tourists, and Ethnographic Filmmaking in Japan, Friday, November 03, 2:30 pm–4:30 pm