Jun Obi (Asian Area Studies, Religious Studies, Performing Arts and Society)
After working as an Indian classical dancer and studying Indian classical
music, Obi entered the Graduate School of Asian Area Studies at Daito Bunka
University. Focusing on the close relationship between Indian performing
arts and Hinduism, She mainly studies on the transformation of religious
performing arts that the Brahmins play a main role, in relation to the
Indian local social context.
In recent years, She has been focusing on the spread of Indian kirtan music through yoga practice.
Obi Jun, "A Half Century of the ISKCON Community in Vancouver : From 'Organized' Missionary Work to a Share of Mantra", in Religion & society (25), 2019, pp. 33-48.
Obi Jun, "Brahmins in South India as Bearers of Performing Arts :
Focusing on the Social Change during the Independence Period", Bulletin
of Daito Bunk University (57), 2019, pp. 79-97.
Obi Jun, "A Study on Transition of Religious Music in the Global Age
: A Comparison of Gospel Music and Kirtan, Bulletin of Daito Bunka University
(56), 2018, pp. 91-110.