Professor Hozumi describes the practice of Japanese Ancestor-worship, its origins, manifestations, peculiarities and social and legal implications.
First Published in 2005. The present volume is based upon an address delivered by me at the International Congress of Orientalists held at Rome in October 1899. The object of the original lecture vias to show the close relation which exists between Ancestor-worship and Japanese Law, and the vast influence which the former exercised upon different branches of the latter.
INTRODUCTION PART I Ancestor-Worship in General CHAPTER I THE ORIGIN OF ANCESTOR-\VORSHIP CHAPTER II ANCESTOR-WORSHIP AS THE ORIGIN OF SOCIAL LIFE PART II Ancestor-Worship in Japan CHAPTER I THREE KINDS OF ANCESTOR-WORSHIP CHAPTER II THE WORSHIP OF THE IMPERIAL ANCESTORS CHAPTER III THE WORSHIP OF CLAN-ANCESTORS CHAPTER IV THE WORSHIP OF FAMILY-ANCESTORS PART III Ancestor-Worship and Law CHAPTER I THE GOVERNMENT CHAPTER II THE CONSTITUTION CHAPTER III THE IMPERIAL HOUSE CHAPTER IV THE PEOPLE CHAPTER V THE HOUSE CHAPTER VI MARRIAGE CHAPTER VII DIVORCE CHAPTER VIII ADOPTION CHAPTER IX THE DISSOLUTION OF ADOPTION CHAPTER X SUCCESSION