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2012  Celebrity Gods: New Religions, Media, and Authority in Occupied Japan  単著   
University of Hawai‘i Press   , その他  , 296  , 2012年2月   

概要(Abstract) Celebrity Gods explores the interaction of new religions and the media in postwar Japan. It focuses on the leaders and founders (kyōsō) of Jiu and Tenshō Kōtai Jingū Kyō, two new religions of Japan’s immediate postwar period that received substantial press attention. Jiu was linked to the popular prewar group Ōmotokyō, and its activities were based on the millennial visions of its leader, a woman called Jikōson. When Jiu attracted the legendary sumo champion Futabayama to its cause, Jikōson and her activities became a widely-covered cause célèbre in the press. Tenshō Kōtai Jingū Kyō (labeled odoru shūkyō, “the dancing religion,” by the press) was led by a farmer’s wife, Kitamura Sayo. Her uncompromising vision and actions toward creating a new society—one that was far removed from what she described as the “maggot world” of postwar Japan—drew harsh and often mocking criticism from the print media.

Looking back for precursors to the postwar relationship of new religions and media, this work explores the significant role that the Japanese media traditionally played in defining appropriate and acceptable social behavior, acting at times as mouthpieces for government and religious authorities. Using the cases of Renmonkyō in the Meiji era and Ōmotokyō in the Taishō and Shōwa eras, the study shows how accumulated images of new religions in pre-1945 Japan became absorbed into those of the immediate postwar period. Given the lack of formal religious education in Japan, the media played an important role in transmitting notions of acceptable behavior to the public. He goes on to characterize the leaders of these groups as “celebrity gods,” demonstrating that the media, which were generally untrained in religious history or ideas, chose to fashion them as “celebrities” whose antics deserved derision. While the prewar media had presented other kyōsō as the antithesis of decent, moral citizens who stood in opposition to the aims of the state, postwar media reports presented them primarily as unfit for democratic society.

Celebrity Gods delves into an under-studied era of religious history: the Allied Occupation and the postwar period up until the early 1950s. It is an interdisciplinary work that considers relations between Japanese and Occupation bureaucracies and the groups in question using primary source documents from Occupation archives and interviews with media workers and members of religious groups. For observers of postwar Japan, this research provides a roadmap to help understand issues relating to the Aum Shinrikyō affair of the 1990s.
 

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2012  Handbook of Contemporary Japanese Religions  共著   
Brill  , その他  , 509-527 (18 pp.)  , 2012年10月   

概要(Abstract) Book chapter: "Celebrity Fortunes: Defning 'Religion' in the Post-Aum Era" 

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2011  アメリカ研究総合化の役割「映画」(宮川佳三偏)  共著   
行路社  , A5  , 246  , 2011年11月   

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備考(Remarks) 「前人未踏の未知の世界へ果敢に飛び出していこう-『スタートレック』から学ぶ」共著、鈴木達也、(pp. 181–203) 

2010  Japanese Religions on the Internet: Innovation, Representation and Authority (Erica Baffelli, Ian Reader and Birgit Staemmler, eds.)  共著   
Routledge  , B5  , 228  , 2011/01   

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備考(Remarks) Chapter - "Caught in the Net: Celebrity Representation and Japanese Religion from Historical and Contemporary Perspectives" pp. 136-149. 

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