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Author Iwasaka, Michiko, 1945-

Title Ghosts and the Japanese : cultural experience in Japanese death legends / by Michiko Iwasaka and Barre Toelken.

Imprint Logan, Utah : Utah State University Press, 1994.


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Description 1 online resource (xx, 138 pages) : illustrations (some color)
text txt rdacontent
computer c rdamedia
online resource cr rdacarrier
data file rda
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 125-131) and index.
Contents Foreword / David Hufford -- Part I: An introduction to the left stairway -- Part II: Death customs in contemporary Japan -- Suggested reading and related resources -- Part III: Japanese death legends and vernacular culture -- Mothers and children -- Revenge and anger -- Omens -- Ghosts at sea -- Passions -- Epilogue -- Sources and notes -- Suggested reading.
Summary 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.
Note Print version record.
Access Use copy Restrictions unspecified star MiAaHDL
Reproduction Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
System Details Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002. MiAaHDL
Processing Action digitized 2010 HathiTrust Digital Library committed to preserve pda MiAaHDL
Language English.
Subject Folklore -- Japan.
Death -- Japan -- Folklore.
Death -- Social aspects -- Japan.
Legends -- Japan -- History and criticism.
Funeral rites and ceremonies -- Japan.
Japan -- Social life and customs.
Folklore -- Japon.
Mort -- Folklore.
Mort -- Aspect social -- Japon.
Légendes -- Japon -- Histoire et critique.
Funérailles -- Rites et cérémonies -- Japon.
Japon -- Mœurs et coutumes.
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Folklore & Mythology.
Death. (OCoLC)fst00888613
Death -- Social aspects. (OCoLC)fst00888680
Folklore. (OCoLC)fst00930306
Funeral rites and ceremonies. (OCoLC)fst00936223
Legends. (OCoLC)fst00995592
Manners and customs. (OCoLC)fst01007815
Japan. (OCoLC)fst01204082
Tod Motiv
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc. (OCoLC)fst01411635
Folklore. (OCoLC)fst01423784
Electronic books.
Electronic books.
Added Author Toelken, Barre, 1935-2018.
Other Form: Print version: Iwasaka, Michiko, 1945- Ghosts and the Japanese. Logan, Utah : Utah State University Press, 1994 0874211794 (DLC) 94017577 (OCoLC)30518351
ISBN 9780874213799 (electronic bk.)
0874213797 (electronic bk.)
Standard No. AU@ 000051367207
DEBSZ 472532367
GBVCP 1008655503
NZ1 14250983

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