The sons of Eboshi

Four young men take part in traditional coming-of-age Eboshi-Gi rites in Shizuhara, a village in Japan's Kyoto province. The Shinto ceremony of Samurai orgin marks the young men's passage into adulthood and initiates them into the local youth association.Families prepare for the Eboshi-Gi...

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Main Author: Omori, Yasuhiro
Corporate Author: Documentary Educational Resources (Firm)
Format: eBook
Language:Japanese
Published: Watertown, MA Documentary Educational Resources 2007, c2007
Series:Ethnographic video online, volume 1
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Collection: Ethnographic Video Online Vol. 1 - Collection details see MPG.ReNa
Summary:Four young men take part in traditional coming-of-age Eboshi-Gi rites in Shizuhara, a village in Japan's Kyoto province. The Shinto ceremony of Samurai orgin marks the young men's passage into adulthood and initiates them into the local youth association.Families prepare for the Eboshi-Gi with extravagent banqueting and the young men practice the recitation of verses and gather symbolic decorations. The film documents the deep respect for tradition still held in this area of modern Japan
Item Description:Filmed in April-June 1979 and originally released in 1986
Physical Description:1 streaming video (81 min.)