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Friday, April 28 • 3:15pm - 4:15pm
Shinto Elements in the Films of Hayao Miyazaki

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In this presentation we shall look at the role that the indigenous religion of Japanese Shinto, the Way of the Kami plays in the films of Hayao Miyazaki, looking at such works as My Neighbor Totoro, Princess Mononoke, Spirited Away, and others. We shall explore the folk religion and rituals that appear in this tales, deriving a greater understanding of Miyazaki's corpus in general, and also considering how such as distinctively Japanese tradition made the works of Studio Ghibli such international sensations.


Stephanie Budin

I am an ancient historian with primary interests in women's history, sex and gender, and religion and mythology, especially for ancient Greece, the Near East, and the Celtic peoples. My main secondary interest is Japanese history and culture. I am currently writing a book with a chapter... Read More →

Friday April 28, 2017 3:15pm - 4:15pm EDT
Live 3 [Floor 3, Heritage C]