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UDC 299.52
Baksheev S.
An Outline of the System of the Cults and Believes of Ryukyu/Okinawa -- within the context of Japanese religious notions (Part 1)

Abstract. The article outlines traditional religious and cultic world of Ryukyu/Okinawa in which the Author distinguishes six main complexes: (1) priestesses cult; (2) shamanism; (3) funerary (mortuary) cult and ancestor cult; (4) cults of visiting deities and mummers' plays; (5) cults of domestic and estate deities; (6) communal rites of ritual purification.

Key words. Ryukyu/Okinawa, Japan, religion, priestesses` cult, shamanism, funerary cult, ancestor cult, visiting deities, domestic and estate deities, communal rites of ritual purification. 

Baksheev Evgeny Sergeevich,

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