Ghosts and the Japanese: cultural experience in Japanese death legends

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Utah State University Press, Dec 1, 1994 - Social Science - 138 pages
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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.

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User Review  - Annette - Goodreads

interesting. well written. explains a lot about the quality of modern japanese horror films. which i suppose is why it was assigned reading for my modern japanese horror film class. Read full review

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User Review  - Alene - Goodreads

I loved reading about how real ghosts are to the Japanese and many of the famous legends. It's interesting to me what cultures define as "real" and what others dismiss as fantasy or fear. Plus I liked ... Read full review

Contents

Death Customs in Contem
13
Japanese Death Legends
43
Bibliography
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