Mind and Body in Play World: A Case of 'Making Shinning Mud-Dumpling'

Author: Kusaka Y//Ebihara H
Ibaraki University
Conference/Journal: J Mind-Body Science
Date published: 2004
Other: Volume ID: 13 , Issue ID: 2 , Pages: 9-21 , Word Count: 258

An attempt was made to consider the mind moments of play world in a case of making Shinning Mud-Dumpling', from the view point of mind and body theory of Ichikawa Hiroshi in the main. The following conclusions were obtained:l) In the mind of play world, there were such moments as: drift away from routine to freedom = being absorbed = unification with playobject; change in quality of the object; change in relationship with the object; double existences of the subject; creation of the original play world; and formation of new self-identity.These moments have relations with each other, and existed simultaneously and progressively.) Those movements had not been created until through the body of play subject, especially through the 'functions of Implexes' as latent possibilities like the fivesenses and the body senses of underconsciousness.key words: absorption, unification, body sense, complex, identity of mind and body. Communalities in basic standing posture in Ballet and KendoShingo NAKAE (Doctoral Program in Health and Sport Sciences, University of Tsukuba) This study investigates attitudes toward basic standing posture in Ballet and Kendo. Attitudes concerning the body by specialists in both areas are described on a questionnaire. This data was reviewed and classified according to differences and communalities between the two. The results suggests that both arts show several similarities on the human body. In the present day we draw a line between dance and budo. It has been assumed that Ballet has nothing to do with Kendo. But this study finds many similarities between the two in regards to sensibilities toward standing position.