K-ReaD( Kokugakuin University Researcher’s Achievement)

Organization for the Advancement of Research and Development
Assistant Professor
Last Updated :2023/12/21



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  • Organization for the Advancement of Research and Development, Assistant Professor


  • 21 Mar. 2020, 博士(民俗学), 國學院大學, 文学, 文甲第237号, 火葬をめぐる民俗学的研究


  • Apr. 2020, Mar. 2022
  • Apr. 2021, Mar. 2022


  • 01 Apr. 2022


  • 民俗学,葬送儀礼,農耕儀礼



  • The Way of Utilization of the Records by INOUE Yoritoshi, About Funeral Rituals of Kyoto pref., KAWASHIMA Reika, Memoirs of the Kokugakuin University Museum, 38, 53, 72, Feb. 2022, This paper examines the significance of Inoue's "Kichi-Ji (Kyo)" notebooks in Kokugakuin University's collection for Inoue's research, as well as the prospects for using these materials.
  • The way of treatment of cremains in Japan, East Asia culture studies, 6, 211, 224, Feb. 2021, This paper examines the meaning of human remains in cremation in terms of the processing of the remains, from the picking up of bones to the subsequent delivery and disposal of the remaining bones. The paper argues that there was originally a social norm that the disposal of remains was to be carried out by family and relatives, and that the acts of igniting the fire and picking up the bones became customary and ritualized, thereby strengthening the power of preservation and transmission.
  • 25, 17, 29, Feb. 2020
  • Survey and Research on Burial and Cremation in Wakasa Oshima in Fukui Prefecture, KAWASHIMA Reika, 16, 52, 63, Jul. 2019, This paper reports on (1) the characteristics of funerary customs in the Oshima region, (2) the customs of the grave system in the Oshima region and their changes, and analyzes the trend of changes in the funerary grave system in this region. It is argued that even after the change to cremation, the graves system is still in the process of change, as in the gradual transition from a double grave system to a grave system with only a stone pagoda for bones, and that some components of the former funeral procession and other customs have been partially retained and inherited.
  • The Process of Succession and Change of Cremation Techniques in Areas Where the Custom Has Survived : A Case Study of the Old Hachikai Village in Aichi Prefecture, KAWASHIMA Reika, Bulletin of the National Museum of Japanese History, 212, 235, 250, Dec. 2018, This paper compares the act of cremation and the transmission of the specific technique of cremation to burn the body, and examines the factors that led to the old cremation practices in each village in the case study area remaining until the early Heisei period. In this paper, I discuss how the role of cremation was historically handed down for a long time by mutual understanding in the community as the right of the professionals.
  • The "Mibu no Hanataue" Heritage amid Agricultural Changes, KAWASHIMA Reika, Bulletin of the Folklore Society of Japan, 295, 1, 35, Aug. 2018, This paper focuses on the rice planting work (labor) of the folk customs known as "Otaue," "Hayashida" and "Hanadaue" that have been handed down in the mid-mountainous areas of the Chugoku region, and traces their historical transition and transmission in the context of major changes such as the modernization and mechanization of agriculture. It is argued that the tradition of "Mibu no Hana-taue" can function as a device for preserving and passing on historical information that traces the changes in the history of "Hayashita-ue" in this region over time.
  • 23, 1, 15, Feb. 2018
  • Communities Preserving Traditional Crematoriums : Rapid Economic Growth and Reactions of Communities, KAWASHIMA Reika, Bulletin of the National Museum of Japanese History, 207, 253, 279, Feb. 2018, This paper attempts to trace the development of new funerary customs and the local response to them, based on information on specific trends in funerary change in one district, and argues that the use of yakiba, which continued until 2011, was one of the responses aimed at the continuation of funerals by kochu entities in the area.
  • Preservation of Traditional Open-air Cremation Practices and Spread of Modern Crematories : Co-existence of Two Different Practices, KAWASHIMA Reika, Bulletin of the National Museum of Japanese History, 207, 281, 306, Feb. 2018, This paper is a comparative study of new cremations using cremation furnaces, which are common today, and the traditional cremations that preceded them. The paper discusses how, in response to the cremation guidelines issued in 1875, public and private crematoriums with cremation furnaces were established throughout the country, while different regions made different choices, such as continuing traditional cremation without cremation furnaces or introducing cremation furnaces and moving to new cremation methods.
  • The crematory of villages and the municipal crematory : A Case Study of Ohasa town Hiroshima pref. and Mizuho town Shimane pref., KAWASHIMA Reika, Densho-bunka kenkyu : studies in folklore, 15, 20, 31, Oct. 2017, This paper compares cremation at the current public crematoriums with burial and cremation practices that were practiced in each area before the current public crematoriums, and examines the transmission and evolution of cremation customs. Using the former Osasa-cho, Yamagata-gun, Hiroshima Prefecture and the former Mizuho-cho, Ochi-gun, Shimane Prefecture as examples, the paper argues that the cremation customs of the past are partially inherited in the present cremation practices, as the crematorium staff in these areas have a representative character of the community.
  • The Tradition & Transition of Funerals in Contemporary Japan : a Case Study of April 2016 in Hirosima Prefecture, KAWASHIMA Reika, The Journal of Kokugakuin University, 118, 2, 59, 87, Feb. 2017, KOKUGAKUIN UNIVERSITY, This paper is a case study of the acceptance of funeral service providers in Kitahiroshima-cho, Yamagata-gun, Hiroshima Prefecture, and the resulting changes in funeral rites. The paper discusses how the three levels of funeral services (tools, labor, and location) are compensated for by the community and the acceptance of funeral service providers in each area.


  • 2021
  • Mar. 2019
  • Dec. 2018
  • Mar. 2017


  • 22K20078, A Study on Shukotsu (Collecting Bones) Custom in Modern Japan: Examining the Process of Ritualization and Standardization
  • 23K12344



  • 2022, 本講義は、ZOOMとK-SMAPYⅡを利用したオンデマンド型の授業である。|口頭説明を加えたスライドと映像による動画を配信し、それらを中心に授業を進める。||日本では、人の死に際して執り行なわれる葬式だけでなく、盆や正月などの定まった時期にも死をめぐる儀礼が行なわれてきた。そのような死をめぐる儀礼の構造を理解するために、社会変化の中における習俗の変化とその背景について学ぶ。||◆授業の流れ◆|①資料をダウンロードまたは印刷し、内容に目をとおす|②スライドを用いた動画を視聴しながら、適宜ノートなどをとる| ※動画は、ZOOMで分割配信する予定。| ※受講環境に不具合があるなどの問題が生じた場合は「Q&A」へ投稿してください。|③授業内容をふまえ、課題に授業内で理解したこと、質問等を投稿する。| ※投稿内容は、各回の課題で指示を出します。| ※質問には適宜回答します。||以上の①~③を90分に納めて、各回の授業とします。
  • 2023
  • 2023, 日本では、人の死に際して執り行なわれる葬式、毎年訪れる盆といった度重なる機会において死をめぐる伝承がみられる。そのような死をめぐる伝承について理解するために、社会変化の中における様々な習俗とその変容について学ぶ。|受講後には、K-SmapyⅡの「課題」に授業内で理解したこと、質問等を投稿すること。

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