|Budget Amount *help
¥5,500,000 (Direct Cost: ¥5,500,000)
Fiscal Year 1996: ¥200,000 (Direct Cost: ¥200,000)
Fiscal Year 1995: ¥800,000 (Direct Cost: ¥800,000)
Fiscal Year 1994: ¥4,500,000 (Direct Cost: ¥4,500,000)
The objecuts of research are recognized as the visitation of sacred sites, folk prayrs, and Kan'non-belief base ancetor memorial servies for the dead. As reflected in this investigative research, societal changes and connected traditional customs were subjected to unavoidable transfiguration, and dependent on the situation were becoming increasingly difficult to maintain. On the other hand, and example can be offered wherein we find within the context of advancing information exchange coupled along with the changing convenience of the means of communication, moreover accounting for the magnification of Japanese people's life space, the range of opportunity to perform pilgrimages and to visit shrines was recognized to be spreading, and coincidingly, the chances offered by sightseeing trips to conncet people with religious institutions was documented as increasing. Being as sucu, within these new opportunities, the manifestation of new beliefs, considering both the form and associated meanings, was to be confirmed. Furthermore, it can be substantiated that as it was previously, in support of the popular belief in "Kokoro", prayrs for succes, propserity of the household, insurance of health, driving safety and similar requests for the procurenebt of propitious secular benelar made in conjunction with ancestor nemorial services and masses for the dead illustrare important functions.