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Title :琉球祭祀にみる虚構と現実
Title alternative :Reality and Illusion in Ritual Performance in Ryukyu
Authors :伊從, 勉
Authors alternative :Iyori, Tsutomu
Issue Date :19-Mar-2010
Abstract :Until the year 1673, the king and supreme priestess of the ancient Ryukyu Dynasty had conducted a pilgrimage every two years to the eastern island of Kudaka via state sanctuaries in the East. The ritual sequences along the route were recorded in ritual songs edited into a Corpus of State Ritual Songs Omoro-Soushi. After 1673, the itinerary to Kudaka Island was replaced by a distant prayer ritual from the sanctuary Seifa located on the other side of the channel commanding a view of the island. The original route songs, although in a shorter version, were sung there and recorded as if they had really performed the pilgrimage to Kudaka. That was the case with the enthronement rite(O-ara-ori)of the supreme priestess, which was conducted in Seifa Sanctuary ten times between 1677 and 1875. There was another sort of illusional performance in the state rituals in the Shuri royal castle. The 22nd volume of Omoro-Soushi recorded a series of rituals where the royal lady-priestesses were richly described in the songs, while in reality none of the priestesses was present but recollected simply by the singing of old ritual songs in the palace court. The reality of the royal rituals of the Ryukyu Dynasty in the 18^th century lies in the disappearance of royal lady-priestesses from festive scenes; however, the absence was camouflaged by illusionary performances of old ritual songs, composing an ambivalent remaining authenticity of lost old state rituals.
Type Local :雑誌掲載論文
ISSN :2185-4882
Publisher :the International Institute for Okinawan Studies, University of the Ryukyus
URI :http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12000/33885
Citation :International journal of Okinawan studies Vol.1 no.1 p.35 -50
Appears in Collections:Vol.1(1) (2010/3)

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