Ghosts and the Japanese: Cultural Experience in Japanese Death Legends / Edition 1

Ghosts and the Japanese: Cultural Experience in Japanese Death Legends / Edition 1

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by Michiko Iwasaka, Barre Toelken
     
 

The Japanese have ambivalent attitudes toward death, deeply rooted in pre-Buddhist traditions. In this scholarly but accessible work, authors Iwasaka and Toelken show that everyday beliefs and customs—particularly death traditions—offer special insight into the living culture of Japan.

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The Japanese have ambivalent attitudes toward death, deeply rooted in pre-Buddhist traditions. In this scholarly but accessible work, authors Iwasaka and Toelken show that everyday beliefs and customs—particularly death traditions—offer special insight into the living culture of Japan.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780874211795
Publisher:
Utah State University Press
Publication date:
12/28/1994
Edition description:
1
Pages:
162
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.60(d)
Lexile:
1390L (what's this?)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

Foreword
Preface
Pt. IAn Introduction to the Left Stairway1
Pt. IIDeath Customs in Contemporary Japan13
Pt. IIIJapanese Death Legends and Vernacular Culture43
Mothers and Children60
Revenge and Anger79
Omens96
Ghosts at Sea103
Passions108
Bibliography125
Index133

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