A transformation of ritual: The nisei 60th birthday Authors
Ethnic Diversity in Aging and Aging Services in the U.S.
10.1007/BF00056753 Cite this article as: Doi, M.L. J Cross-Cultural Gerontol (1991) 6: 153. doi:10.1007/BF00056753
Rituals are enactments of shared meanings, norms, and values. The
kanreki, a traditional Japanese rite of passage to old age at 60, is now being celebrated by Nisei (second generation Japanese Americans). This paper examines the transformation of the Japanese rite of passage to a collective response among the Nisei to the dilemmas of growing older in urban America.
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