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Teodori: Cosmological Building and Social Consolidation in a Ritual Dance

Different in tone and character from the ancient Greek dances, yet nevertheless through the use of the same components of the human body, the Teodori, literally "hand dance", is a ritual dance which focuses on the expression of the body and hands. Members of a Japanese new religion called Tenrikyo communally perform the Teodori, translated as "the dance with the hand movements". Tenrikyo, "the teachings of the divine wisdom", was founded by a Japanese woman named (1798-1887) in 1838.
Author:
Morishita, Saburo Shawn
Issue Date:
2001
Document type:
Book
Series / Report no.:
Interreligious and Intercultural Investigations, no. 5
Description:
Available online via GoogleBooks, books.google.co.uk/books?isbn=8876528911

241 p.

Book review published at the Japanese Journal of Religious Studies 31/1 (2004) available at: http://nirc.nanzan-u.ac.jp/nfile/2840.
Subject:
Tenrikyo; Nakayama Miki; Dance; Teodori; Religion; Japan
ISBN:
88-7652-891-1
Collection:
IFCU Books – Culture and Religion
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