Préface Beautiful edition with a new introduction to the heroes and bittersweet romances of ancient Japanese tales, highlighting t...
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Beautiful edition with a new introduction to the heroes and bittersweet romances of ancient Japanese tales, highlighting the origins of modern fiction in myth and fable.
Jun'ichi Isomae (introduction) is Professor at the International Research Center for Japanese Studies, Kyoto, Japan. He specializes in Religious Studies and Critical Theory, including the concept of the divine. His books include Japanese Mythology: Hermeneutics on Scripture (2010) and Religious Discourse in Modern Japan: Religion, State, and Shint (2014).
Hiroshi Araki (introduction) is a Professor at the International Research Center for Japanese Studies, Kyoto, Japan. His books include Konjaku Monogatarish: Tracing its Composition and Representation of the World Outside Japan (2021), Kojidan, Zoku, Kojidan (2005) and Projecting Classicism: The Futurology of Japanese Classics (2020).
Gouranga Charan Pradhan (translator of the new introduction) is a Research Fellow at Nichibunken, Kyoto, where he researches the global circulation of Japanese classical literature and Japan's cultural-intellectual interactions abroad with a focus on the late-nineteenth to the early-twentieth century. His first monograph Sekai Bungaku toshite no Hojoki (in Japanese) is scheduled for a February 2022 launch.
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Gorgeous Collector's Edition. Legends of the Sea, Bells, Mirrors and Tea, Japanese mythology is delightful and enigmatic, full of spirits, gods and legendary creatures. It draws on Buddhist and Shinto traditions to explain the nature of the world of the island of Japan, the mystical Mount Fuji and the heavenly status of the long line of emperors.