I analyse the structure of kingship in ancient Japan using the viewing angle of ritual and ceremony space. Especially, I will elucidate the role played by the Empress and the peculiarities of this era behind it.
Keywords for Research
Royal authority, Ritual, Dairi, Gender, Empress, regents and Imperial advisers, Heian era
Completed the doctoral program without a degree in Graduate School of Humanities and Sciences, Graduate School of Humanities and Sciences, Ochanomizu University
Part-time Instructor, Keio University
Part-time Instructor, Japan Women's University
Visiting Associate Professor, International Research Center for Japanese Studies