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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Death Customs in Contem
13
Japanese Death Legends
43
Bibliography
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