YASUI Manami

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YASUI Manami
International Research Center for Japanese Studies
Faculty of Letters
Doctor of Literature(Osaka University), Master of Literature(Osaka University)
Research funding number

Research Areas


Academic & Professional Experience

Apr 2017
International Research Center for Japanese Studies
Osaka Meij(]E87C7[) Women's Junior College, Lecturer(part-time)
Osaka University, Lecturer(part-time)


Graduate School, Division of Letters, Osaka University
Faculty of Literature, Osaka University

Published Papers

YASUI Manami
Advances in Anthropology, Special Issue on Folk Life and Folk Culture   7(2) 79-93   Apr 2017   [Refereed]
The great ocean voyages: Vaka moana and Island life today
Yasui Manami
CONTEMPORARY PACIFIC   20(2) 516-518   2008   [Refereed]
Journal of comparative studies in Japanese culture   (11) 120-131   Dec 2007
Expressing Pacific Identities Through Performance: The Participation of Nations and Territories of Western Micronesia in the Eighth Festival of Pacific Arts
YASUI Manami
Arts and Identity in the Pacific: Festival of Pacific Arts (JACS Area Studies Research Report)   9 51-77   Mar 2006   [Refereed]
YASUI Manami
Bulletin of Tenri University   52(1) *1-17   2000
YASUI Manami
Bulletin of the Folklore Society of Japan   213 68-81   1998
YASUI Manami
Bulletin of the Folklore Society of Japan   209 66-88,178   1997
YASUI Manami
The Japanese journal of ethnology   60(3) 260-272   Dec 1995
YASUI Manami
The Japanese journal of ethnology   59(1) 1-27   Jun 1994


安井 眞奈美
日本研究   57 49-58   Mar 2018
齊藤,純, 安井,眞奈美, 丸山,泰明, 2016年度民俗学実習班
古事 : 天理大学考古学・民俗学研究室紀要   21 51-60   Mar 2017
安井 眞奈美
やまぐち地域社会研究   13 29-40   Mar 2016
安井 眞奈美
古事 : 天理大学考古学・民俗学研究室紀要   20 62-73   Mar 2016
安井 眞奈美
古事 : 天理大学考古学・民俗学研究室紀要   20 74-78   Mar 2016
安井 眞奈美
古事 : 天理大学考古学・民俗学研究室紀要   19 117-123   Mar 2015
安井 眞奈美
日本研究   50 259-273   Sep 2014
 本稿は、筆者が二〇一三年九月に、山口県大島郡周防大島町沖家室島にて譲り受けた一九三〇年代の三枚の古写真を、ハワイ移民関連資料として紹介し、その歴史的な位置付けを行うことを目的としている。 沖家室島からは、近代に数多くの人々が、朝鮮半島や台湾、ハワイへ出稼ぎに向った。特にハワイへの移民の中には、漁業関係の仕事で成功し、財を成したものも少なくはない。彼ら沖家室島出身者たちは、オアフ島ホノルル、ハワイ島ヒロにて、ハワイ沖家室会という同郷会を結成し、協力し合って生活をしていた。また沖家室島では、...
Manami Yasui
IPSJ SIG Notes   2014(11) 1-4   Jul 2014
This presentation aims to select data regarding the body from the huge database on "Folktales of strange phenomena and yokai (ghosts, monsters, spirits)" (http://www.nichibun.ac.jp/YoukaiDB/) maintained by the International Research Center for Jap...
安井 眞奈美
日本民俗学   (277) 26-32   Feb 2014
安井 眞奈美
古事 : 天理大学考古学・民俗学研究室紀要   18 47-65   Mar 2014
安井 眞奈美
古事 : 天理大学考古学・民俗学研究室紀要   第16冊 84-92   Mar 2012
安井 眞奈美
古事 : 天理大学考古学・民俗学研究室紀要   15(15) 65-80   Mar 2011
安井 眞奈美
古事 : 天理大学考古学・民俗学研究室紀要   13 42-43   Mar 2009
安井 眞奈美
Journal of Research Office for Human Rights   (11) 15-27   Mar 2008
安井 眞奈美
Tenri University journal   59(2) 1-16   Feb 2008
Research Notes: On Burial Customs, Maternal Spirits, and the Fetus in Japan
U. S.-Japan Women's Journal(English Supplement), Center for Inter-Cultural Studies and Education, Josai University, Purdue University   (24)    Dec 2003
JCAS AREA STUDIES RESEARCH REPORTS National Integration and Localism in Oceania   6 37-66   2003
'From 'Child-Rearing Spirits' to 'Fetus Memorial Rites' Childbirth and Local Knowledge in Modern Japan'(Between Mational Policy and Local Practice; Negotiating Reproduction in Modern Japan, 1870-1970)
The Twelfth Berkshire Conference on the History of Women in University of Connecticut at Storrs      Jun 2002
What Does'Hometown'Mean for Women in Japan? -Thoughts on the Custom of"Returning Home Satogaeri
Tenri University Journal for Linguistics, Literature, the Humanities, Social Sciences and Natural Sciences, Tenri University.   (195) 1-17   2000
Customs of Childbirth in Bhutan : Towards an Understanding of Views of Childbirth
Himalayan Study Monographs, The Association for the Studies of Himalaya, Kyoto University   (7) 61-78   2000
"Research Trends in Japanese Folklore Studies : The Possibilities of Village Research and Folklore Studies"
Bulletin of the Folklore Society of Japan, ed. the Folklore Society of Japan   (213) 68-81   1998
"Social Structure and Transformation of Village Society in Modern Japan : A Study of Membership in a Village in Noto District"
A Doctoral Dissertation   1-176   1997
"The Analytical Vision of Furusato(Home Town)Research"
Bulletin of the Folklore Society of Japan, ed. the Folklore Society of Japan   (209) 66-88   1997
"Research Trends in Japanese Folklore Studies on Village Society Membership : An Analysis of the Hundred-year Record of A Village Membership Registry"
Journal of the Folklore Society of Kanō District in Japan, ed. The Folklore Society of Kano District in Japan   (27) 82-98   1996
"The Analytical Vision of Furusato(Home Town)Research : Observation from the Study of the Organization of the Zaisho(Village Community)"
The 48th Annual Conference of the Folklore Society of Japan at the International College of Shimane Prefecture      1996
"Discourse on'Shūkan'(customs) : Observations on the Third Belau Women's Conference"
Newsletter, ed. The Japanese Society for Oceanic Studies   (55-56) 29-32   1996
"Contemporary Rituals of Childbirth and Their Transformation in Palau"
The 29th Annual Conference of the Japanese Society of Ethnology at Osaka University      1995
"Gift Exchange and the Role of Women in Palau's Contemporary Society"
Bulletin of Institute for Women's History & Culture, ed. Institute for Women's History & Culture   (4) 15-27   1995
"Beyond the Representation of Furusato(Home Town) : Questioning the Current Impact of Japanese Folklore Studies"
The 47th Annual Conference of the Folklore Society of Japan at Seijō University      1995
"Rituals for Childbirth and Medicalization Process : A Case Study in Palauan Society"
The Japanese Journal of Ethnology, ed. The Japanese Society of Ethnology   60(3) 260-272   1995
"The Present Condition of the Festival and Its Transformation in Japan : A Case Study of the Guzu-Yaki Festival of Iburibashi-machi, Kaga-city, Ishikawa Prefecture"
Journal of Comparative Studies in Japanese Culture, ed. Machikaneyama Society for the Comparative Study of Japanese Culture   (1) 75-98   1994
"Transformation of the Village Society : the Modernization of the Tsura Concept in the Noto District in Japan"
The Japanese Journal of Ethnology   59(1) 1-27   1994

Books etc

The Festival of Pacific Arts: Celebrating over 40 years of Cultural Heritage
edited by Karen Stevenson and Katerina Teaiwa (Part:Joint Work, Karen Stevenson with Katerina Teaiwa eds.)
USP Press   May 2016   ISBN:9789820109506
“Daily Life of Palauan Women”
The Republic of palau - past, today and 21 century, origin shobō(Ōmura city)   2003   
“Burial Customs for Deseased Pregnant Women and Its Horror Folklore“
Horror Culture Studies in Japan, Shōgakkan; Tokyo   2003   
Towards New Folklore Studies    2002   
Seeking Identity through Performing Arts in Micronesia : Selecting Performers for the 8th Pacific Performing Arts Festival in Noumea
Arts and Identity among the Pacific Island Nations : Focused on the Pacific Art Festival〔Researchproject, Grant-In-Aid for Scientific Research〕   2001   
Consuming the Hometown(Furusato)
The Disappearance and Reconstruction of"Hometown," Seikyūsha Press.   2000   
Childbirth and Postpartum Recovery in Micronesia ; With a Focus on the Process of Transformation
The Culture of Childbirth in Japan and Other Countries ; From the Viewpoints of Reproductive Health and Rights   1999   
Japanese Women and the Selection of their Life-Style ; Housewives and Working Women
Decisions and the Way of Life   1999   
"Village Organization and Its Management"
The Folklore of Social Communities, ed. Ajio Fukuta and Mitsuo Akata. Folklore Studies of Japan, Yuzankaku Press.   1997   
"Palauan Women : The Making of Customary Lives in Modern Times"
The Ethnography of Women, ed. Tsuneo Ayabe. Koubundou Press   1997   
"The Remaking of Japanese Cities and Towns in the'Furusato'(Home Town)Image"
Festivals and Events, ed. Kazuhiko Komatsu. Shougakkan Press   1997   
"An Overview of the Shitsura District", "Membership in Village Society"
Ethnography of Shitsura : An investigation of the Shitsura District, Monzenmachi, Fubeshi gun, Ishikawa Prefecture, Japan, ed. Shitsura Minzokushi Henasan Iinkai   1996   
The Encyclopedia of Musical Instruments : The Koto, ed. Ko Tanimura and Akira Matuda
Tokyo Ongakusha Press.   1992   


Anthropological and Folklore Survey in Noto district, Ishikawa Prefecture, Japan
Anthropological Survey on Changing Childbirth Customs in Japan
Anthropological Survey on Arts and Identity in Pacific Islands
Anthropological Survey in Micronesia
Anthropological Survey in the Kingdom of Bhutan

Research Grants & Projects

Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology: Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research(基盤研究(C))
Project Year: 2007 - 2010    Investigator(s): Manami YASUI
In order to clarify the changes in childbirth and childrearing in the early modern period, this project reprinted and analyzed descriptions, related to childbirth and childrearing, from a collection of materials compiled in 1915 and titled Nara-ke...
Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology: Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research(基盤研究(A))
Project Year: 2004 - 2008    Investigator(s): Kenichi SUDO
The scientific research was conducted in Micronesia, Polynesia, Melanesia, and Australia. As results we could get information and data how did Oceanian people respond to the effects of globalization and adopt selectively some items of global cultu...
Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology: Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research(基盤研究(B))
Project Year: 2001 - 2004    Investigator(s): Masaaki OKITA
The primary goal of this research is to prepare basic data for the study of kofun (mounded tombs) by utilizing radar and resistivity prospection to clarify the shapes and scales of these tombs, the presence or absence of tsukuridashi projections, ...
Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology: Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research(基盤研究(B))
Project Year: 1999 - 2000    Investigator(s): Yamamoto MATORI
The research schedule was carried out in 1999 with a few changes. The schedule in 2000 was a little modified and carried out to follow up the lacked data. The research in each country beforehand made it possible to observe the preparatory stage of...
Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology: Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research(国際学術研究, 基盤研究(B))
Project Year: 1997 - 1999    Investigator(s): Masashi TSUJIMOTO
The study aimed at conducting intensive investigation over the recent educational and cultural development in Bhutan and Nepal. The focus was put on the ways and levels of reconciliation of modernization/globalization and tradition/nationalization...
Study of the Transformation of Village Society in Japan
Project Year: 1997   
Study of Gender and Human Reproduction in Micronesia
Project Year: 1997 - 1999
The Historical Formation and Transition of the Horror Culture in Japan
Project Year: 1997 - 2002
Arts and Identity in the Pacific Island Nations.
Project Year: 2000   

Social Contribution

The Festival of Pacific Arts
[Organizing Member]  Jul 2004