tama shrine by xiangpeng

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									Rameesha Asif- Sattar
    Amanda Jimenez
       Negin Navaei
   Ushna Asif- Sattar
    The time period is in 1937
      The Shinto religion during this time was kind of new to
       Japan
     “The first thing that caught my eye was the three identical
       faded red gateways, which you walked through in
       succession to the entrance to the shrine.” –(Tsukiyama
       88)
     “ „The torii gates‟, Matsu said. It is said when you pass
       under them, the worshipper will be purified in heart and
       mind before reaching the shrine.” -( Tsukiyama 89)
      This describes the Tama Shrine when he first walks up
       the mountain and first sees the Torii gates.

                               Taiwan Grand Shrine is most
                               notable shrine in the 1937‟s

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   “ We continued up a path lined with odd-shaped, flat
    stones, and through the remaining two torii gates.
    The shrine itself was housed in a simple, square,
    wooden building, which looked like any house in the
    village.” -( Tsukiyama 89)
   “Inside, there was a strong smell of burning incense
    and sweet rice wine. We stepped up onto a wooden
    platform where the shrine itself was no more than a
    stone table with an intricately carved wooden box.” –
    (Tsukiyama 89)
     These descriptions were described by Stephen
      when he first saw the Shrine from outside and when
      he went inside.

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   “You never struck me as the religious type,” I said,
    beginning to feel better. (Tsukiyama 87)
   “There‟s still a lot you don‟t know about me,” Matsu
    said (Tsukiyama 87)
     This passage here was important because Stephan
      had learned something new about Matsu and the
      religion.
     This was Stephen‟s first time going to a Shrine and
      praying.

                 This is the religion in
                 Japanese: Shinto


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                               http://whatputstheoinosaka.blogspot.com/2009/03/religion-in-japan.html
   “When the ceremony was over, I decided to
    approach Keiko and her family.” –( Tsukiyama
    110)
     Stephen realizes that Keiko‟s dad doesn‟t like him.
     Keiko‟s dad shows his hate for Chinese to him and
      this is the last time he sees Keiko.
     The temple made him more religious
     He prayed the first time for everyone at this
      temple.

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   Stephen: "I wanted to pray for my
    parents' marriage, or Sachi and
    Matsu's happiness, or for the war
    to end in china. So I just simply
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     This quote symbolizes the
      religion, the depression and
      problems that the characters in
      the book are experiencing. It
      was said when stephen and
      matsu went to the temple for
      the first time.                   http://yyeeyyang.wordpress.com/
                                        2008/11/20/religion-in-japan/
   "Matsu had told me that unlike the Tama Shrine where
    birth and marriages were celebrated..." (Tsukiyama
    109)

   The tama shrine is symbolic of the place of happiness
    and Celebration in the story

   It symbolizes purity and religion such as people usually
    celebrate and pray at the tama shrine.

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“ Matsu had told me that, unlike the Tama Shrine where
  births and marriages were celebrated, burials were
  always Buddhist ceremonies.” – (Tsukiyama 109)

   Difference in honoring different events

   Difference in Buddhist and Christian beliefs.

   Felling out of in Japanese society.

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“It was by far the most ornate building I‟d seen in
  Tarumi, strangely reminiscent of Hong Kong, with it‟s
  gold walls and curved roof tiles.” – (Tsukiyama 109)
 Stephan sees that Buddhism is celebrates in color.

 He is reminded of difference between China and
  Japan.
 He is reminded of different customs between China
  and Japan
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   “…he handed the ladle to me and
    gestured for me to do the same
    thing. „To purify yourself before
    entering the shrine,‟ Matsu
    whispered, as if he didn‟t want to
    disturb the Gods.” –(Tsukiyama 89)
     This connects to the atmosphere
      or mood of religious respect.      http://www.life.com/image/71646958

     The tama shrine connects to the
      mood of remembering the gods
      and religion.
     Seeking help when in confusion.


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   “I quickly clapped three times and pulled on the
    rope. I stared hard at the enclosed shrine and the
    bowl of rice. The burning incense stung my eyes. I
    bowed low and tried to concentrate on some kind of
    prayer. My mind was confused. Who or what should I
    pray for? There were too many thoughts cluttering
    my head to choose only one.” –(Tsukiyama 90)
       This was the first time Stephen had prayed and done
        something religious
       Stephen was confused what to pray for
       Stephen had copied Matsu for all the religious steps.

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