Friday, November 03, 2:30 pm–4:30 pm
This live event will not be recorded.
Chair: Michael Dylan Foster (University of California, Davis)
The standardization of Aenokoto rituals: through the heritagization and publicization
Ulara TAMURA (Kanazawa University)
In this session, four scholars/filmmakers from Japan and the U.S. present an ethnographic film about a Japanese ritual in which agrarian gods are invited into homes for the winter. Although the gods cannot be seen, the householders give them a bath and serve them a meal. Our film focuses on the ritual itself as well as its contemporary performance for tourists; we show and question the role of vision in the construction of the event. The screening will be followed by a roundtable discussion in which we raise questions about documenting folklore for the screen.