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Japan In History, Folk-lore, And Art

William Elliot Griffis

Japan In History, Folk-lore, And Art

by William Elliot Griffis

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Published by Reprint Services Corp .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Literature,
  • Sociology

  • Edition Notes

    Notable American Authors

    The Physical Object
    FormatLibrary Binding
    Number of Pages246
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL11002520M
    ISBN 100781229618
    ISBN 109780781229616
    OCLC/WorldCa232622387

    Japan's art, design and architecture scenes offer everything from the ancient to the avant-garde. Visit the 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art in Kanazawa to see all that is modern, or head to The National Museum of Art Osaka in Osaka or the Tokyo National Museum for something a little older. For a deeper understanding of the Edo period.   The folk craft movement in Japan owes a great debt to Soetsu Yanagi (), who coined the term "mingei" ("folk crafts") in Yanagi pioneered the.

    The cultural depiction of cats and their relationship to humans is old and stretches back over 9, years. Cats are featured in the history of many nations, are the subject of legend, and are a favorite subject of artists and writers. This section relies largely or entirely upon a single source. Relevant discussion may be found on the talk page.   The holy books of Shinto are the Kojiki or 'Records of Ancient Matters' ( CE) and the Nihon-gi or 'Chronicles of Japan' ( CE). These books are compilations of ancient myths and traditional.

    Japanese dragons (日本の竜 Nihon no ryū) are diverse legendary creatures in Japanese mythology and folklore. Japanese dragon myths amalgamate native legends with imported stories about dragons from China, Korea and style of the dragon was heavily influenced by the Chinese these other East Asian dragons, most Japanese ones .   Martha Drexler Lynn– American Studio Ceramics: Innovation and Identity, to recounts the history of the American studio ceramics movement and its many anomalies. One interesting aspect was the penchant American potters had for Japanese mingei, especially ceramics. “I am not quite sure whether younger potters quite realize how deeply the Japanese .


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This is a book of incredible research,and art is also a fantastic reference on Japan's is divided into sections, so that the reader can follow in details the dates, the events, and the art that developed with time/5(8).

The book is a treasure trove of material on the visual and literary arts, but it contains as well primary texts on topics Folk-lore easily classified in Western categories, such as the martial and culinary arts, the art of tea, and flower arranging/5(3).

A glimpse of Japan in the mid's, a time of massive societal and cultural change, by a surprisingly enlightened Victorian gentleman whose sympathetic telling of not only Japanese folk tales but of Japanese culture and society provides unusually accurate insight about the mysterious by:   Top 10 books about Japan Taking in folklore, history and the world’s first novel, here is some of the best reading about an endlessly inventive country Christopher Harding.

Very few drawings/pictures though. I've been doing my best to find research on yokai for over five years. The book explains the progression of yokai folklore in Japanese culture before introducing us to them, which was proved helpful.

It breaks down the progression and changes of their impact over the by: 2. Japan: Its History and Culture is scant little book coming in a little over pages. There's no way that a book of this length could the full history of a civilization as ancient, rich, and as varied as Japan/5.

Boston: Houghton, Mifflin and Company, pp; fine overview of Japanese hsitory written for a young adult audience; this copy is ex-library with usual markings, card pocket, spine lable etc.; some fraying to head and foot of spine; interior. Japan, of course, is a single nation, but its origins are so old and often so fragmented that unified mythology and folklore can be difficult to point to.

Still, in all, there are some key texts, tales, and characters we can focus on which will give us a pretty good sense of Japanese mythology. Zack Davisson is an award-winning translator, writer, and scholar of Japanese folklore and ghosts. He is the author of Yurei: The Japanese Ghost from Chin Music Press.

He is the translator of Eisner Award-winning and Harvey-nominated Shigeru Mizuki’s Showa A History of Japan, and a nominee /5(43). The street style of storytelling is reminiscent of two Japanese traditions: etoki, the art of picture telling which dates back to the 12th century and benshi –.

Japanese Homes And Their Surroundings This book is a result of an effort made by us towards making a contribution to the preservation and repair of original classic literature. In an attempt to preserve, improve and recreate the original content.

Japanese mythology is collectively chronicled in the Kojiki, the oldest historical record written in Japan in AD, and in the Nihon Shoki written in As was common practice before the age of script, these tales were passed on through oral traditions—the Teiki and Kuji, among others—for generations before they were ever recorded.

Similar to the folklore of Germany and France, Japanese folk tales began in the oral tradition and were eventually penned down for posterity. The oldest known chronicle from Japan is the Kojiki. Many tales originate from this collection of myths, which was published around A.D.

One popular form of storytelling of myth and folklore in Japan. The former is an anthology of myths, legends, and other stories, while the latter is a chronological record of history.

The Fudoki (Records of Wind and Earth), compiled by provincial officials beginning indescribe the history, geography, products, and folklore of the various provinces. The following is a list of demons, ghosts, yōkai, obake, yūrei and other legendary creatures that are notable in Japanese folklore and mythology.

Abumi-guchi – A furry creature formed from the stirrup of a mounted military commander who worked for Yamata no Orochi. Abura-akago – An infant ghost who licks the oil out of andon lamps.

Japanese mythology, body of stories compiled from oral traditions concerning the legends, gods, ceremonies, customs, practices, and historical accounts of the Japanese people. Most of the surviving Japanese myths are recorded in the Kojiki (compiled ; “Records of Ancient Matters”) and the Nihon.

Griffis, William Elliot. JAPAN IN HISTORY, FOLK LORE AND ART. Revised and Enlarged Edition. (Riverside Library for Young People Number 10). Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, (, ). 12mo, blue cloth, spine in gilt; viii + pp. + index. Rubbed, front hinge just starting, else very good. Explore our list of Japanese History Books at Barnes & Noble®.

Receive FREE shipping with your Barnes & Noble Membership. Due to COVID, orders may be delayed.Sources. Japanese myths are passed down through oral tradition, through literary sources (including traditional art), and through archaeological sources.

For much of Japan's history, communities were mostly isolated, which allowed for local legends and myths to grow around unique features of the geographic location where the people who told the stories lived.Ancient Tales in Modern Japan makes available for the first time in English a unique collection of Japanese folk tales.

More than half of these tales have never before been translated. Fanny Hagin Mayer, a pioneer Western scholar in the field of Japanese folklore, has selected folk tales from the standard Japanese reference work, the Meii.