Ghosts And The Japanese: Cultural Experience in Japanese Death Legends
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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Review: Ghosts and the Japanese: Cultural Experience in Japanese Death LegendsUser Review - Tsunami Noai - Goodreads
Interesting premise of using ghost legends to discover cultural links to every day life in Japan. Liked every much that there was discussion about the rituals surrounding death and how traditional ... Read full review
Review: Ghosts and the Japanese: Cultural Experience in Japanese Death LegendsUser Review - 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