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Japan

Program Title: Buddha in the Land of the Kami (7th -12th Centuries)
EASC Code: JJ-19
Series Title: Japan Past and Present
Region/Country: Japan
Language: English
Subtitles:
Subject: Anthropology & Folklore, Religion & Philosophy
Program Type: Documentary
Media Type: VHS
Director:
Producer:
Release Date: 1989
Running Time: 53 min.
Color or BW: Color
Program Abstract: "The history of Japan part and present is the story of the kami, the supernatural, not quite godlike spirits who underlie the Japanese-ness of Japan who created the Japanese island at the beginning of time and remain today the ones responsible for health and luck, for success in childbirth and business, for the proper functioning of silicon chips and the uniqueness and unity of Japan." NOTE: This video has many inaccuracies.
Data Entry Date: 1/27/1999