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Journal of Asian Studies (2023) 82 (2): 184–205.
Published: 01 May 2023
...Tze M. Loo Abstract This article situates the discourses produced during an anti– yuta shaman campaign in 1913 within a longer trajectory of the changing position of Okinawa's female ritualists following Japan's formal colonization of Okinawa. Women have historically dominated Okinawa's ritual...
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Journal of Asian Studies (2000) 59 (3): 755–757.
Published: 01 August 2000
.... In addition to these traditional ritualists, there are also other religionists performing a variety of rituals when consulted by a client: yuta, a shamanic role; ogami, those who perform commercialized prayer ritual, and ekisha (also called uranaishi), who are diviners and fortune tellers...
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Journal of Asian Studies (2023) 82 (2): 121–123.
Published: 01 May 2023
... and the gendered embodiment of cultural capital in the decades following Japan's taking control of the Ryūkyū Islands in 1879. As Loo shows, the anti- yuta shaman campaigns of 1913 reflected a broader, if less clearly articulated, assault on the roles women played in society at large. Questioning the legitimacy...