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The examples of heroes, villains and ordinary people I have chosen for this book
represent what I think are typical aspects of Japanese culture. They play the
starring roles in the myths and legends – old and new – that hold the national ...
The typical home-drama is family orientated, traditional in outlook and often
mawkishly folksy, usually set in romantic rusticity or cosy, warm-hearted urban
quarters. To make it even more safely unreal, the action often takes place in the
In short, he is like a typical Japanese emperor. At the same time he has to display
an almost maternal indulgence to keep his 'children' happy. His will is never clear
-cut but always open to many interpretations. If the young officers in the 1936 ...
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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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