CRCAO member - Japan Team

Josef Kyburz

Researcher, CNRS


In charge of the CRCAO “Project Ofuda”: constitution and documentation of databases on Far-Eastern amulets and talismans. Comparative research on notions and concepts in language and worldview of Far-Eastern and Western civilizations, in the light of cultural relativism.

Research thematics

  • Ethnology (religions and folklore)
  • Folk beliefs, paper charms
  • Cultural relativism
  • Cognitive anthropology