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Title: 四神相応と植物 : 『営造宅経』と『作庭記』を中心として
Other Titles: A correspondence of four guardian gods (Shishin-Souou, Si shen xiang ying) and the use of plants to represent them
Authors: 水野, 杏紀
Author's alias: Mizuno, Aki
Issue Date: 29-Feb-2008
Publisher: 大阪府立大学大学院人間社会学研究科
Citation: 人間社会学研究集録. 2007, 3, p.161-200
Abstract: Shishin-Souou is a landscape configuration of a stream to the east (Qing Long), a large road to the west (Bai Hu), a pond to the south (Zue Que), and a hill to the north (Xuan Wu). In Japan, a location that had these four features was regarded as a sign of good fortune. This paper begins with a treatment of the documents that discuss Shishin-Souou, tracing its transmission from China to Japan and its development within Japanese culture. It then argues that contemporary natural science provides support for the idea that Shishin-Souou produces good fortune. The paper concludes with a discussion of the use of certain plants to represent the four gods in domestic landscaping and design. The significance of the plants used is situated in the context of Gogyo (Wu Xing) philosophy.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10466/9672
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