THE SENSES, THE PATH, AND THE BUS. A SENSORY ETHNOGRAPHY OF THE SAIGOKU PILGRIMAGE
ČUTI, POT IN AVTOBUS. ETNOGRAFIJA ČUTOV PRI ROMANJU SAIGOKU

Paolo Barbaro

DOI: https://doi.org/10.3986/Traditio2007360107

Abstract

This paper describes and analyzes the Saigoku pilgrimage in contemporary Japan from the point of view of the senses. The description of the most common sensescapes that pilgrims encounter and produce follows a general presentation of the pilgrimage and its broader context. The subsequent analysis of the modes of production and consumption of the sensescapes reveals the formation of similarly patterned clusters of perceptions around similar socio-cultural, behavioral, and environmental factors.

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V razpravi je opisano in s stališča čutov analizirano romanje Saigoku (»romanje v zahodne province«) v sodobni Japonski. Opisu najpogostejših čutnih pokrajin, s katerimi se romarji srečajo in jih proizvedejo, sledi splošna predstavitev romanja v širšem kontekstu. Na tem temelječa analiza načinov produkcije in rabe čutnih pokrajin razkrije oblikovanje podobno vzorčenih skupkov percepcij ob podobnih družbenokulturnih, vedenjskih in okoljskih dejavnikih.

Keywords

pilgrimage; Saigoku; senses; Japan // romanje; Saigoku; čuti; Japonska

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