Ghosts and the Japanese : cultural experience in Japanese death legends

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

Main Author: Iwasaka, Michiko
Other Authors: Toelken, Barre
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: Logan, Utah Utah State University Press 1994, 1994
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Summary: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
Item Description:Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002
Physical Description:xx, 138 pages illustrations (some color)
ISBN:9780874211795
0874211794