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  Volume 63, Number 1, Spring 2008

Table of Contents

From: Monumenta Nipponica

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The Inflatable, Collapsible Kingdom of Retribution: A Primer on Japanese Hell Imagery and Imagination

pp. 1-50

Whose Fuji?: Religion, Region, and State in the Fight for a National Symbol

pp. 51-99

Seeking the Strange: Ryōki and the Navigation of Normality in Interwar Japan

pp. 101-141

Review Article

Reading a Heian Blog: A New Translation of Makura no Sōshi

pp. 143-160

Book Reviews

Rulers, Peasants and the Use of the Written Word in Medieval Japan: Ategawa no shō 1004–1304 (review)

pp. 161-163

Fertility and Pleasure: Ritual and Sexual Values in Tokugawa Japan (review)

pp. 164-166

Japan's Imperial Forest, Goryōrin, 1889-1946: With a Supporting Study of the Kan/Min Division of Woodland in Early Meiji Japan, 1871-76 (review)

pp. 167-169

Modern Passings: Death Rites, Politics, and Social Change in Imperial Japan (review)

pp. 169-172

Neubeginn unter US-amerikanischer Besatzung? Hochschulreform in Japan zwischen Kontinuität und Diskontinuität 1919–1952 (review)

pp. 172-174

Japanese Temple Buddhism: Worldliness in a Religion of Renunciation (review)

pp. 174-178

Buddhismus, Geschlechterverhältnis und Diskriminierung: Die gegenwärtige Diskussion im Shin-Buddhismus Japans (review)

pp. 178-181

Traditional Japanese Literature (review)

pp. 181-184

Secrecy in Japanese Arts: "Secret Transmission" as a Mode of Knowledge (review)

pp. 184-190

Bashō and the Dao: The Zhuangzi and the Transformation of Haikai (review)

pp. 190-193

Haikai Poet Yosa Buson and the Bashō Revival (review)

pp. 193-195

The Modern Murasaki: Writing by Women of Meiji Japan (review)

pp. 196-198

Daitokuji: The Visual Cultures of a Zen Monastery (review)

pp. 198-203

Radicals and Realists in the Japanese Nonverbal Arts: The Avant-Garde Rejection of Modernism (review)

pp. 203-205

The Aesthetics of Quietude: Ōta Shōgo and the Theatre of Divestiture (review)

pp. 206-208

Modern Japanese Cuisine: Food, Power and National Identity (review)

pp. 208-210

Editorial Notes

Editorial Notes

pp. 211-212

Research Areas


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