Knowledge of the ritual worship of the deities and their myths is indispensible for understanding Shinto. The Kojiki (Record of Ancient Matters), Nihon-shoki (Chronicles of Japan), and other legends, written under Buddhism’s influence, were put forth as the origin story of shrines. Moreover, the procedures of ritual performance and the discourses surrounding them have also changed over time.
Rituals and myths were written down on paper and these depictions have been transmitted to the present-day. Analyzing these classical records and historical archives is an effective method to learn about Shinto in various eras.
In this special exhibition, rituals of the Imperial Court and Ise Jingū, ancient and medieval myths, and the relationship of myth and ritual are introduced based on records contained the historical archives of Kokugakuin University.
*The Museum will be closed on 13, 14, and 15 March.
|Term||Feb. 11, 2017 (Sat) - Apr. 9, (Sun)|
|Place||Kokugakuin University Museum, Special Exhibition Space|
|Hours||10:00 – 18:00 (Last admission 17:30)|
|Closed||Mar. 13, 2017 (Mon) - Mar. 15, (Tue)|
|Access||Accessible on foot or by bus, 10-15 minutes from Shibuya, Omote-sandō, or Ebisu Station.
Directions to Kokugakuin University Museum