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Tsuneichi Miyamoto (19071981), a leading Japanese folklore scholar and rural advocate, walked 160,000 kilometers to conduct interviews and capture a dying way of life. This collection of photos, vignettes, and life stories from pre- and postwar rural Japan is the first English translation of his modern Japanese classic. From blowfish to landslides, Miyamoto's stories come to life in Jeffrey Irish's fluid translation.
Table of Contents
|Translator's Introduction||p. 7|
|Author's Preface||p. 14|
|Grandpa Kajita Tomigor&obar;||p. 41|
|Nagura Talk||p. 58|
|Women's Society||p. 90|
|Tosa Genji||p. 108|
|My Grandfather||p. 128|
|The Worldly (I): Masuda Itar&obar;||p. 145|
|The Worldly (II): Sakon Kumata||p. 161|
|Literate Transmitters (I): Tanaka Umeji||p. 178|
|Literate Transmitters (II): Takagi Seiichi||p. 195|
|The Child Hunt||p. 213|
|Tosa Terakawa Night Tale||p. 217|
|Village Meetings||p. 226|
|The Story of Kawame||p. 237|
|Totsukawa Landslide||p. 264|
|Birth of New Totsukawa Village||p. 281|
|The Wanderers' Family Tree||p. 285|
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