Results 1-3 of 21
What the yakuza hero represents, more than the swashbuckling samurai, is the
loneliness of the Japanese crowd. 'Salarymen' are often obliged to sacrifice their
private lives for the company. They are frequently compelled to see more of their
That this protection in reality meant terrorism does not change the myth at all;
neither, after all, does the real yakuza menace to ordinary citizens make them
any less noble in the cinema. The yakuza hero and the Japanese' have much in ...
On Sexual Demons, Sacred Mothers, Transvestites, Gangsters, Drifters and Other
Japanese Cultural Heroes Ian Buruma. and were quite content to ... It was not the
end of the yakuza hero, but he changed completely. He was not even played ...
What people are saying - Write a review
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
11 other sections not shown