The Forgotten Japanese: Encounters With Rural Life and Folklore

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  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2010-03-01
  • Publisher: Consortium Book Sales & Dist

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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 Introductionp. 7
Author's Prefacep. 14
Life Stories
Meetingsp. 21
Folksongsp. 30
Grandpa Kajita Tomigor&obar;p. 41
Nagura Talkp. 58
Women's Societyp. 90
Tosa Genjip. 108
My Grandfatherp. 128
The Worldly (I): Masuda Itar&obar;p. 145
The Worldly (II): Sakon Kumatap. 161
Literate Transmitters (I): Tanaka Umejip. 178
Literate Transmitters (II): Takagi Seiichip. 195
Village Stories
The Child Huntp. 213
Tosa Terakawa Night Talep. 217
Village Meetingsp. 226
The Story of Kawamep. 237
Totsukawa Landslidep. 264
Birth of New Totsukawa Villagep. 281
The Wanderers' Family Treep. 285
Glossaryp. 305
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