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  • Ghosts And The Japanese: Cultural Experience in Japanese Death Legends
  • Michiko Iwasaka & Barre Toelken
  • 1994
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  • Published by: Utah State University Press
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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.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. TItle Page, Copyright, Dedicatoin
  2. pp. iii-vi
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  1. Contents
  2. p. vii
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  1. Illustrations
  2. pp. ix-x
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  1. Foreword
  2. pp. xi-xvi
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  1. Preface
  2. pp. xvii-xx
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  1. Part I: An Introduction to the Left Stairway
  2. pp. 1-12
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  1. Part II: Death Customs in Contemporary Japan
  2. pp. 13-42
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  1. Part III: Japanese Death Legends and Vernacular Culture
  2. pp. 43-124
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  1. Bibliography
  2. pp. 125-131
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 133-138
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Additional Information

ISBN
9780874213799
Related ISBN(s)
9780874211795
MARC Record
OCLC
706077300
Pages
162
Launched on MUSE
2012-01-01
Language
English
Open Access
Yes

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