Two Cultures, One Heart: A Comparative Analysis between a Japanese Matsuri and an American Festival

dc.contributor.advisorSiegenthaler, Peter D.
dc.contributor.authorFreebourn, Sarah Elizabeth
dc.date.accessioned2009-06-09T20:10:26Z
dc.date.available2012-02-24T10:11:24Z
dc.date.issued2009-05
dc.description.abstractWhile studying in Japan this past summer, I had the privilege of attending the Ise Ebi Matsuri in Hamajima with my host family, the Takenouchi’s. Matsuri literally translates to English as a festival. Ise ebi is the Japanese spiny lobster (Panulirus japonicus), a large crustacean averaging 25 cm in length. We currently live in an increasingly interconnected global Society. In order to function within this new world, we need to have a better understanding of various cultures outside our own. This study was an investigation into the phenomenon of matsuri, by comparing it with the more familiar American small-town festival. My hopes are that it will help to cultivate a greater appreciation for the Japanese people and their culture, which despite over half a century of trade and alliances are still a mystery to the American society at large.
dc.description.departmentHonors College
dc.formatText
dc.format.extent40 pages
dc.format.medium1 file (.pdf)
dc.identifier.citationFreebourn, S. E. (2009). Two cultures, one heart: A comparative analysis between a Japanese Matsuri and an American festival (Unpublished thesis). Texas State University-San Marcos, San Marcos, Texas.
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10877/3313
dc.language.isoen
dc.subjectMatsuri
dc.subjectJapanese festival
dc.subjectfestival
dc.subjectautumn leaf festival
dc.subjectIse ebi Matsuri
dc.subjectHamajima
dc.subjectClarion
dc.titleTwo Cultures, One Heart: A Comparative Analysis between a Japanese Matsuri and an American Festival
thesis.degree.departmentHonors College
thesis.degree.disciplineHistory
thesis.degree.grantorTexas State University-San Marcos
txstate.documenttypeHonors Thesis

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