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Title :てだがあなの王宮 : 沖縄の墓と王陵の思想
Title alternative :Royal Palace "Teda-ga-Ana" : The Concept of Okinawan Tombs and the Royal Tombs
Authors :安里, 進
Authors alternative :Asato, Susumu
Issue Date :24-Dec-2010
Abstract :Okinawan traditional tombs evolved from hillside caves to the more recent house-shaped tombs above the ground. The ossuarium is called “Jiish,” for the bones are also shaped like a house. Why were tombs originally caves and why did they evolve into house-shaped tombs? Furthermore, why are ossuaria shaped like houses? In addition, does it have any meaning that most tombs are plastered in white? This paper attempts to answer these archaeological questions about Okinawan tombs and ossuaria by showing their connection with Ryukyuan royal tombs. In short, the author considers that “Nirai-kanai,” an image of the white world, and “Teda-ga-Ana”( Sun's Hole), the Royal palace built in the other world, to be the basis for the conceptualization of Okinawan tombs, including the Royal tombs.
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/20.500.12000/33965
Citation :International journal of Okinawan studies Vol.1 no.2 p.1 -14
Appears in Collections:Vol.1(2) (2010/12)

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