Feng Shui Symbolism in Japan: The Four Divine Beasts

研究成果: 著書/レポートタイプへの貢献章 (査読済み)

抄録

This paper presents a discussion of the appearance and context of feng shui symbolism in Japan. Attention is focused on the four divine beasts and their associated symbolism from their initial appearance on the Japanese archipelago until the ninth century and from the mid-nineteenth century until the present day, in an attempt to show how this symbolism became fully assimilated to the point that it appeared in (early) modern times in contexts no longer consciously associated with “original,” foreign practices or was fully absorbed into contexts that are deemed quintessentially Japanese.
By doing so, I would like to argue that the four directional animals preserved their role of “multivalent signs,” susceptible to many applications, interpretations, meanings and values. As symbols, visual depictions of underlying concepts, the four divine beasts adapted to (or, better still, were appropriated by) changing circumstances and ideologies to appear in new and entirely different contexts.
元の言語英語
ホスト出版物のタイトルTheory and Reality of Feng Shui in Architecture and Landscape Art
ホスト出版物のサブタイトルAsien- Und Afrika-studien Der Humboldt-universitat Zu Berlin
編集者Florian Reiter
出版場所Berlin
出版者Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
ページ35–48
41
出版物ステータス出版済み - 2013

Fingerprint

Japan
Beast
Feng Shui
Early Modern Times
9th Century
Ideology
Animals
Symbol

これを引用

Van Goethem, E. E. M. A. (2013). Feng Shui Symbolism in Japan: The Four Divine Beasts. : F. Reiter (版), Theory and Reality of Feng Shui in Architecture and Landscape Art : Asien- Und Afrika-studien Der Humboldt-universitat Zu Berlin (巻 41, pp. 35–48). Berlin: Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin.

Feng Shui Symbolism in Japan: The Four Divine Beasts. / Van Goethem, Ellen Elza Melina Albert.

Theory and Reality of Feng Shui in Architecture and Landscape Art : Asien- Und Afrika-studien Der Humboldt-universitat Zu Berlin. 版 / Florian Reiter. 巻 41 Berlin : Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, 2013. p. 35–48.

研究成果: 著書/レポートタイプへの貢献章 (査読済み)

Van Goethem, EEMA 2013, Feng Shui Symbolism in Japan: The Four Divine Beasts. : F Reiter (版), Theory and Reality of Feng Shui in Architecture and Landscape Art : Asien- Und Afrika-studien Der Humboldt-universitat Zu Berlin. 巻. 41, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Berlin, pp. 35–48.
Van Goethem EEMA. Feng Shui Symbolism in Japan: The Four Divine Beasts. : Reiter F, 編集者, Theory and Reality of Feng Shui in Architecture and Landscape Art : Asien- Und Afrika-studien Der Humboldt-universitat Zu Berlin. 巻 41. Berlin: Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin. 2013. p. 35–48
Van Goethem, Ellen Elza Melina Albert. / Feng Shui Symbolism in Japan: The Four Divine Beasts. Theory and Reality of Feng Shui in Architecture and Landscape Art : Asien- Und Afrika-studien Der Humboldt-universitat Zu Berlin. 編集者 / Florian Reiter. 巻 41 Berlin : Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, 2013. pp. 35–48
@inbook{9b7745f7b80842e9838cf13389d2686d,
title = "Feng Shui Symbolism in Japan: The Four Divine Beasts",
abstract = "This paper presents a discussion of the appearance and context of feng shui symbolism in Japan. Attention is focused on the four divine beasts and their associated symbolism from their initial appearance on the Japanese archipelago until the ninth century and from the mid-nineteenth century until the present day, in an attempt to show how this symbolism became fully assimilated to the point that it appeared in (early) modern times in contexts no longer consciously associated with “original,” foreign practices or was fully absorbed into contexts that are deemed quintessentially Japanese. By doing so, I would like to argue that the four directional animals preserved their role of “multivalent signs,” susceptible to many applications, interpretations, meanings and values. As symbols, visual depictions of underlying concepts, the four divine beasts adapted to (or, better still, were appropriated by) changing circumstances and ideologies to appear in new and entirely different contexts.",
author = "{Van Goethem}, {Ellen Elza Melina Albert}",
year = "2013",
language = "English",
volume = "41",
pages = "35–48",
editor = "Florian Reiter",
booktitle = "Theory and Reality of Feng Shui in Architecture and Landscape Art",
publisher = "Humboldt-Universit{\"a}t zu Berlin",

}

TY - CHAP

T1 - Feng Shui Symbolism in Japan: The Four Divine Beasts

AU - Van Goethem, Ellen Elza Melina Albert

PY - 2013

Y1 - 2013

N2 - This paper presents a discussion of the appearance and context of feng shui symbolism in Japan. Attention is focused on the four divine beasts and their associated symbolism from their initial appearance on the Japanese archipelago until the ninth century and from the mid-nineteenth century until the present day, in an attempt to show how this symbolism became fully assimilated to the point that it appeared in (early) modern times in contexts no longer consciously associated with “original,” foreign practices or was fully absorbed into contexts that are deemed quintessentially Japanese. By doing so, I would like to argue that the four directional animals preserved their role of “multivalent signs,” susceptible to many applications, interpretations, meanings and values. As symbols, visual depictions of underlying concepts, the four divine beasts adapted to (or, better still, were appropriated by) changing circumstances and ideologies to appear in new and entirely different contexts.

AB - This paper presents a discussion of the appearance and context of feng shui symbolism in Japan. Attention is focused on the four divine beasts and their associated symbolism from their initial appearance on the Japanese archipelago until the ninth century and from the mid-nineteenth century until the present day, in an attempt to show how this symbolism became fully assimilated to the point that it appeared in (early) modern times in contexts no longer consciously associated with “original,” foreign practices or was fully absorbed into contexts that are deemed quintessentially Japanese. By doing so, I would like to argue that the four directional animals preserved their role of “multivalent signs,” susceptible to many applications, interpretations, meanings and values. As symbols, visual depictions of underlying concepts, the four divine beasts adapted to (or, better still, were appropriated by) changing circumstances and ideologies to appear in new and entirely different contexts.

M3 - Chapter (peer-reviewed)

VL - 41

SP - 35

EP - 48

BT - Theory and Reality of Feng Shui in Architecture and Landscape Art

A2 - Reiter, Florian

PB - Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

CY - Berlin

ER -