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An aesthetic fascination for the West is still evident in modern is Japan. Fashion
magazines use blondes from Sweden and California to show Japanese-
designed clothes; Caucasian dum: mies stand stiffly in Japanese shop-windows;
According to Tanizaki sexual love in pre-modern Japanese literature had never
been treated as a serious subject. Hitherto, he thought, it had been mostly play or
suicidal sacrifice. Whether he was right about this or not (it is debatable), is not ...
This is one of the underlying themes in the films of Kurosawa Akira, an artist who
keenly feels the loss of samurai values in modern society. It has been pointed out
, rightly I think, that the relationships in Kurosawa's films between older and ...
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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
Mirror of the Gods
The Eternal Mother
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