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Book chapter “Living and working for the moment: Motivations, aspirations and experiences of disaster volunteers in Tohoku”

My book chapter on disaster volunteers in Tohoku is forthcoming in a volume entitled “Happiness and the Good Life in Japan” edited by Wolfram Manzenreiter and Barbara Holthus published by Routledge (2017). See for details:

December 12, 2016

Research article published in “Asian Ethnology”

I am happy that my research article “Shinto Ritual Practice in Miyagi Prefecture after the Great East Japan Earthquake: The Case of the Ogatsu Hoin Kagura” has been published in the journal “Asian Ethnology” by Nanzan Institute for Religion and Culture. Download the article here:  

December 12, 2016

Protected: Society II (Readings)

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October 3, 2016

One-day pre-trip to Shintotsukawa

One-day pre-excursion with students to Shintotsukawa went really well: Fantastic weather, productive meeting with the local women and representatives of the local government about local food and inspection of various food shops in town and…of course tasting various delicacies J 今年7月に予定する新十津川フードワークショップの前の日帰り見学無事終了。真夏の天気に恵まれ、地元の奥さん達と役場の方と地元の食文化について議論したり、町にあ色々なフード関係の店を訪問したり、そして美味しいものを色々試食して一日があっという間に終わり。

May 23, 2016

Protected: Culture 1 (Theory)

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April 26, 2016