Akamine Masanobu. The Munchu: system of Kudaka Island, Okinawa: a preliminary analysis for the understanding of village cult organization in Kudaka

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Author: Author's name as listed in Library of Congress records

Title: The Munchu: system of Kudaka Island, Okinawa: a preliminary analysis for the understanding of village cult organization in Kudaka

Published in: if part or section of a book or monograph Minzokugaku-kenkyu -- Vol. 47, no. 4

Published By: Original publisher Minzokugaku-kenkyu -- Vol. 47, no. 4 Tokyo: Nihon Minzoku Gakkai. 1983. 336-355 p. ill.

By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication Akamine Masanobu

HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.: Human Relations Area Files, 2000. Computer File

Culture: Culture name from the Outline of World Cultures (OWC) with the alphanumberic OWC identifier in parenthesis. Okinawans (AC07)

Subjects: Document-level OCM identifiers given by the anthropology subject indexers at HRAF Residence (591); Household (592); Adoption (597); Kinship terminology (601); Clans (614); Spirits and gods (776);

Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document In this article Akamine discusses the descent groups (MUNCHU) of Kudaka, a small island off of the southeast coast of Okinawa. Although Kudaka is one of the area's earliest settlements, the MUNCHU is a recent addition from the mainland (Okinawa) that was superimposed over a village ancestor-worshipping cult (MUTUGAMI). Instead of worshipping local ancestors, MUNCHU members worship ancestors from the mainland, where the MUCHU system has a longer history. The Kudaka data provides insight into Okinawa's pre-MUNCHU society and its later transformation.

Document Number: HRAF's in-house numbering system derived from the processing order of documents 4

Document ID: HRAF's unique document identifier. The first part is the OWC identifier and the second part is the document number in three digits. ac07-004

Document Type: May include journal articles, essays, collections of essays, monographs or chapters/parts of monographs. Journal Article

Language: Language that the document is written in Japanese; summary in English

Note: Includes bibliographical references (p. 355)

Field Date: The date the researcher conducted the fieldwork or archival research that produced the document 1979-1980

Evaluation: In this alphanumeric code, the first part designates the type of person writing the document, e.g. Ethnographer, Missionary, Archaeologist, Folklorist, Linguist, Indigene, and so on. The second part is a ranking done by HRAF anthropologists based on the strength of the source material on a scale of 1 to 5, as follows: 1 - poor; 2 - fair; 3 - good, useful data, but not uniformly excellent; 4 - excellent secondary data; 5 - excellent primary data Ethnologist-4,5

Analyst: The HRAF anthropologist who subject indexed the document and prepared other materials for the eHRAF culture/tradition collection. Ian Skoggard ; 2000

Coverage Date: The date or dates that the information in the document pertains to (often not the same as the field date). 1868-1980

Coverage Place: Location of the research culture or tradition (often a smaller unit such as a band, community, or archaeological site) Kudaka island, Okinawa Prefecture, Japan

LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings Ryukyuans

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