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Japanese Film and Religion

An exploration of Japanese religion and culture in a wide variety of visual media, including film, anime, and television. Topics will include Buddhism, Shinto, New Religions, asceticism, ghosts, shamanism, ancestor worship, and Japanese identities.

RELIGST 3E03

Japanese Film and Religion

Unit(s): 3.0 Level(s): III Term(s): Offered?: No Language?: No

An exploration of Japanese religion and culture in a wide variety of visual media, including film, anime, and television. Topics will include Buddhism, Shinto, New Religions, asceticism, ghosts, shamanism, ancestor worship, and Japanese identities.


Mark Rowe

Associate Professor and Chair of Graduate Affairs, Religious Studies

Prerequisite(s): Registration in Level II or above, and three units from the Asian Religions Field of Study, RELIG ST 2TT3 is strongly recommended.