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Student
Title
Supervisor
Faculty
Educational Programme
Final Grade
Year of Graduation
Mariia Nikiforova
Implementation of Religious Practices of the Aristocracy of the Heian Period (794 - 1185) in Modern Japanese Society
Asian Studies
(Bachelor’s programme)
2018
This work deals with religious rituals and traditional celebrations of the Heian period (794 - 1185) and the modern period (after 1945 until our days). Medieval aristocracy practiced a variety of rituals, many of which have now been modified, and some are used everywhere. The purpose of this research work is to identify national cultural characteristics in the process of performing religious rituals and holidays, to establish a connection between modern and medieval ritual activities.

Keywords: Heian, aristocracy, Shinto, Buddhism, rituals, ceremonies, holidays, postwar Japan

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