Research on the Brazilian Popular Culture : Focusing on Religion
Grant-in-Aid International Scientific Research
|Allocation Type||Single-year Grants|
|Research Institution||National Museum of Ethnology|
NAKAMAKI Hirochika National Museum of Ethnology, 第1研究部, 助教授 (90113430)
MIYAO Susumu Center of Japanese-Brazilian Studies, 専任理事
イケダ アルベルト コレジオ, フリブルゴ校, 校長
フィリヨ アメリコ・ペレ サンハ゜ウロ大学, コミュニケーション芸術学部, 助教授
FURUYA Yoshiaki Kyusyu University, 教養部, 助教授 (50183934)
ARAI Yoshihiro Kanagawa Institute of Technology, 一般科, 助教授 (50131008)
FILHO Americo Pellegrini Sao Paulo University
IKEDA Alberto T Colegio Furiburgo
|Project Fiscal Year
1989 – 1990
Completed(Fiscal Year 1990)
|Budget Amount *help
¥7,000,000 (Direct Cost : ¥7,000,000)
Fiscal Year 1990 : ¥2,000,000 (Direct Cost : ¥2,000,000)
Fiscal Year 1989 : ¥5,000,000 (Direct Cost : ¥5,000,000)
|Keywords||Brazil / Popular Culture / Trance / Possession / Carnival / Umbanda / Festival / Japanese religion|
This year, we endeavred to arrange data collected last year, held study meetings, wrote articles, and translated these articles into Portuguese. Americo Pellegrini Filho was invited from Brazil to check the articles in Portuguese with the members.
Nakamaki researched into Indio-Brazilian religion, Japanese religion, and popular culture of northeastern and southern regions in Rondonia and Acre. One of his articles has been translated as "Mutacoes Contemporaneas de Religioes Japonesas : Principalmente Budismo no Brasil e nos Estados Unidos."
Arai participated in a carnival in Recife and looked into its organization, especially Maracatu. His article is entitled "O Carnaval do Recife e a Formacao do Folclore Negro no Brasil."
Furuya carried out a research in a black community in Maranhao and compared with other regions of Amazonia, focusing on transe and possession of Afro-Brazilian cults. He wrote a rather long article entitled "Umbandization in 'Amszonia' : 'Integration' into Brazil?", and its abridged version was translated into Portuguese.
Americo Pellegrini is writing two articles on festivals such as Festa do Divino in Tiete and Folia de Reis in the southeastern region. Alberto Ikeda has written an article "Folias de Reis, Sambas do Povo" based on his research in Goias. Miyao is preparing to write about the culture of Japanese colonies in Amazonia.
This project intends to publish a book in Portugues entitled "Cultura Popular no Brasil : Resistencia, Inovacao e Criacao in the nearest future.
Research Output (6results)