Ancestor-worship and Japanese law /

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Author / Creator:Hozumi, Nobushige, 1855-1926.
Imprint:London : Kegan Paul, 2004.
Description:xxxi, 205 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Series:Kegan Paul Japan Library
Kegan Paul Japan library (Unnumbered)
Subject:Ancestor worship -- Japan.
Law -- Japan.
Religion and law -- Japan.
Ancestor worship.
Religion and law.
Format: Print Book
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ISBN:0710310005 : £65.00
Notes:Facsim. of ed. published: Tokyo: Hokuseido, 1940.
Table of Contents:
  • Introduction
  • Ancestor-worship in Europe and America
  • Ancestor-worship in Japan
  • Influence of Confucianism
  • Influence of Buddhism
  • Influence of Western civilization
  • Present state of Ancestor-worship
  • Part I. Ancestor-Worship in General
  • Chapter I. The Origin of Ancestor-Worship
  • Theory of the dread of ghosts and ghost-propitiation
  • Opinion of Lord Avebury
  • Opinion of Ihering
  • Extension of filial love
  • Treatment of the aged
  • Opinions of Chu-hsi and Kurita
  • Two kinds of ghosts
  • Lares and larvae
  • Confucius on filial piety
  • Henry Irving as Hamlet
  • Opinion of Dr. E. B. Tylor
  • Love of ghosts
  • Chapter II. Ancestor-Worship as the Origin of Social Life
  • Conscious aims of association
  • Unconscious force of association
  • Consanguinity as a bond of union
  • Extension of love and sympathy to distant kinsmen
  • Worship of the common ancestor as centripetal force
  • Whether Ancestor-worship is a universal institution among primitive peoples
  • Opinions of Tylor, Maine, Coulanges, Hearn and Steinmetz
  • Part II. Ancestor-Worship in Japan
  • Chapter I. Three Kinds of Ancestor-Worship
  • Two sacred places in the Japanese house
  • Worship of the Imperial Ancestors
  • Worship of clan-ancestors
  • Worship of family-ancestors
  • Chapter II. The Worship of the Imperial Ancestors
  • The First Imperial Ancestor
  • Three places of worship
  • The Divine Mirror
  • The Great Shrine at Ise
  • Pilgrimage to the Great Shrine
  • The Three Temples in the Sanctuary of the Imperial Palace
  • The Imperial House Ordinance relating to Festivals
  • Great Festivals
  • Small Festivals
  • National holidays
  • Chapter III. The Worship of Clan-Ancestors
  • Three classes of the Japanese people
  • Clan-names, uji and kabane
  • Meanings of uji and kabane
  • Great clan, or o-uji
  • Small clan, or ko-uji
  • Clan-god, or uji-gami
  • Festival of the clan-god
  • Change in the meaning of the word uji-gami
  • Uji-ko, or "children of the clan"
  • Chapter IV. The Worship of Family-Ancestors
  • Three periods of home-worship
  • "Seventh-day services" among Buddhists
  • "Tenth-day services" among Shintoists
  • Shinto rituals
  • Shinto prayer, or norito
  • Sacredness of the ancestral name
  • Custom of "declaring name" on the battlefield
  • Buddhist rituals
  • Three appointed times of worship
  • Anniversary festivals of the ancestors of the Shoguns
  • Custom of visiting ancestral graves
  • Part III. Ancestor-Worship and Law
  • Chapter I. The Government
  • Matsuri-goto, or "affairs of worship"
  • Ceremony of the "Commencement of the Affairs of the State"
  • "Sai-sei Itchi," or the "unity of worship and government"
  • The Department of Divine Worship
  • The Taiho Code and the Yengi Shiki
  • Report of important State affairs to the Great Shrine
  • Visits of the Emperor and the Crown Prince to the Great Shrine
  • Visits of Prince Ito and Admiral Togo to the Great Shrine
  • Chapter II. The Constitution
  • Promulgation of the Constitution
  • Prince Ito and the Imperial Commission
  • The fundamental principle of the Constitution
  • Prince Ito's "Commentaries on the Constitution"
  • The Preamble of the Constitution
  • The Imperial Speech
  • The Imperial Oath
  • The Preamble of the Imperial House Law
  • The Supplements to the Imperial House Law
  • Imperial message to the Combined Fleet
  • The ascension of Jimmu Tenno
  • The Ceremonies of Coronation
  • Theocratico-patriarchal constitutionalism
  • Causes of this form of government
  • The Restoration of 1868
  • The "Five Articles of the Imperial Oath"
  • Chapter III. The Imperial House
  • The Throne as a heritage from the Imperial Ancestors
  • Imperial House Ordinances of 1909 and 1910
  • The Imperial House as "oyake"
  • Identification of the Imperial cult with the national cult
  • Relation of Ancestor-worship to loyalty and patriotism
  • Recent revolution in China
  • Chapter IV. The People
  • "Three Bodies"
  • Uji-no-kami, or clan-chief
  • Uji as an administrative division
  • The Reform of the Taikwa Era
  • Change of administrative divisions from personal to territorial
  • The Imperial Rescript on Education
  • Basis of the moral education of the people
  • Chapter V. The House
  • Three epochs of the law of personal registration
  • Clan as the original unit of the State
  • House as the intermediate unit of the State
  • Individual as the final unit of the State
  • Provisions of the new Civil Code
  • Prohibition of the abolition of a house
  • Duty of an heir to continue the house
  • The Peerage Ordinance of 1907
  • House-laws of the Peers
  • House-law of a certain Count
  • Chapter VI. Marriage
  • Definition of marriage in the Li Chi
  • Original cause of its recognition by law
  • Continuity of family cult
  • Mencius on filial impiety
  • Confucius on filial impiety
  • Consent of the house-head
  • Consent of the parents
  • Mencius on the marriage of the Emperor Shun
  • Chinese prohibition of marriage between persons of the same clan-name
  • Celibacy
  • The "Hundred Articles" of Tokugawa
  • Celibacy of younger sons
  • Concubinage
  • Cause of its legal recognition
  • Concubine's status
  • Abolition of concubinage
  • Chapter VII. Divorce
  • The House-law of the Taiho Code
  • "Seven grounds of divorce"
  • Provisions of the new Civil Code
  • Two kinds of divorce
  • Grounds of judicial divorce
  • Dissolution of adoption and divorce
  • Muko-yoshi, or "adoption of a son-in-law"
  • Kajo, or "house-daughter"
  • Daijo, or "stock-daughter"
  • Chapter VIII. Adoption
  • Object of adoption
  • Fustel de Coulanges on adoption
  • Duty of the house-head to adopt
  • Qualification of the adopter
  • Consolation for childless marriage
  • "Death-bed adoption"
  • "Quick adoption"
  • "Sudden adoption"
  • Death without an heir
  • Adoption by testament
  • Lower limit of the age of the adopter
  • Difference of age between the adopter and the adopted
  • Age of the adopted
  • Prohibition of adopting a stranger
  • Reason of the prohibition
  • Consequence of the prohibition
  • Increase of ronin
  • Plot of Yui-no Shosetsu
  • Reform of the law
  • Failure of male issue
  • Muko-yoshi, or "adoption of son-in-law"
  • Marriage of the adopted son with the "house-daughter"
  • Consent of the house-head and the parents
  • Effect of adoption
  • Chapter IX. The Dissolution of Adoption
  • Two kinds of dissolution
  • Legal causes of dissolution
  • Divorce in the case of marriage with the "house-daughter"
  • Chapter X. Succession
  • Three stages of its evolution
  • Succession to house-worship
  • Succession to house-headship
  • Change in the nature of house-headship
  • Relations of the three kinds of succession
  • Succession to property
  • Two kinds of succession
  • Four kinds of heirs
  • Duty of the legal heir to succeed
  • Disinheritance of an heir
  • Appointment of an heir
  • Choice of an heir
  • Ascendant's right of succession
  • Prevention of the extinction of the house
  • Appendix I. Prof. Westlake's letter to the author
  • Appendix II. A review of "Ancestor worship and Japanese Law" and "Lectures on the Japanese Civil Code"
  • Editor's Note