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It was believed that after exhausting their ammunition, they would either take their
own lives or die fighting hand-to-hand with the riot police. But this belief was
utterly betrayed [the italics are mine]. When the police rushed in, the five youths.
Yorozu was a retainer of the Monobe clan; they were the 'reactionaries' in charge
of policing dissent and presiding over Shinto ceremonies, thus obviously hostile
to novelties such as Buddhism. They were, in short, fighting for a world that was ...
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BEHIND THE MASK: On Sexual Demons, Sacred Mothers, Transvestites, Gangsters, Drifters And Other Japanese Cultural HeroesUser Review - Kirkus
Lots about the difference between Japanese Buddhist aristocratic culture and Shinto popular culture—with examples from films, plays, novels, prostitution—pegged, indeed chained, to the familiar idea ... Read full review
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