Social Context of the fujo: Shamanism in Japan through a Female Perspective


  • Iva LAKIĆ PARAĆ Faculty of Philosophy, University of Zagreb Department for Indology and Far East studies Japanology Department



Japanese shamaness, fujo, ogamisama, kamisama, New religious movements


This study deals with the phenomenon of shamanism in Japan with the emphasis on the female perspective and the fact that women, in the first place, have dealt with shamanistic practices in Japan since ancient times. Could we say that shamanism was a tool that women used in order to have a small part of their authority and power acknowledged? Have they managed to influence their marginal position in society and in what way? Considering the phenomenon from the historical perspective, we will try to individualize some forms in which shamanism in Japan adjusted to the given cultural and social frameworks.


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LAKIĆ PARAĆ, Iva. 2015. “Social Context of the Fujo: Shamanism in Japan through a Female Perspective”. Asian Studies 3 (1): 154-70.

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