Unformatted text preview: the western suit very much, and was seen wearing it in about half of the family photographs shown (68,231). On the otherhand, tradtion still rang very true for Makiko’s family. Celebrations like Girls Doll Day (March 3) were kept apart of Japanese tradition.(100). More important than light hearted doll festivities, were the traditional religious and cultural ceremonies that were still practiced. For example, the religious Toji Odaishi-san festival which took place on April 21 st commemorated the death of Kukai, founder of the Shingon sect of Buddhism. This particular monk lived in the 8 th and 9 th century AD, so to be honoring him over a millennium later really illuminates the strength of a religious tradition (127-128)...
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- Winter '10
- japan, Shingon Buddhism, Makiko, middle-class japanese families