Discourses of the Vanishing

Mishima chose Tōno monogatari (The Tales of Tōno), which, as we know, had come to be recognized as the founding work of Japanese folklore studies as well as a literary classic.1 He says this: "The Tales of Tōno speaks, coldly, ...

Author: Marilyn Ivy

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226388342

Category: Social Science

Page: 277

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Japan today is haunted by the ghosts its spectacular modernity has generated. Deep anxieties about the potential loss of national identity and continuity disturb many in Japan, despite widespread insistence that it has remained culturally intact. In this provocative conjoining of ethnography, history, and cultural criticism, Marilyn Ivy discloses these anxieties—and the attempts to contain them—as she tracks what she calls the vanishing: marginalized events, sites, and cultural practices suspended at moments of impending disappearance. Ivy shows how a fascination with cultural margins accompanied the emergence of Japan as a modern nation-state. This fascination culminated in the early twentieth-century establishment of Japanese folklore studies and its attempts to record the spectral, sometimes violent, narratives of those margins. She then traces the obsession with the vanishing through a range of contemporary reconfigurations: efforts by remote communities to promote themselves as nostalgic sites of authenticity, storytelling practices as signs of premodern presence, mass travel campaigns, recallings of the dead by blind mediums, and itinerant, kabuki-inspired populist theater.

The Legends of Tono

Tono monogatari, given its position in the documenting of the Japanese oral folk tradition, is also often compared to Kinder-und Haus-Märchen (Grimms' Fairy Tales, 1812), the Germanic folktale collection by Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm.

Author: Kunio Yanagita

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 9780739130247

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 120

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In 1910, when Kunio Yanagita (1875-1962) wrote and published The Legends of Tono in Japanese, he had no idea that 100 years later, his book would become a Japanese literary and folklore classic. Yanagita is best remembered as the founder of Japanese folklore studies, and Ronald Morse transcends time to bring the reader a marvelous guide to Tono, Yanagita, and his enthralling tales. In this 100th Anniversary edition, Morse has completely revised his original translation, now out of print for over three decades. Retaining the original's great understanding of Japanese language, history, and lore, this new edition will make the classic collection available to new generations of readers.

Culture contexture

The Legends of Tõno , 25–26 . 49. Mishima Yukio , Shõsetsu to wa nanika ( Tokyo : Shinchosha , 1972 ) : 133 . 50. The Legends of Tono , 60 . 51. Oda , “ Shokohon Tõno monogatari no mondai , ” 76 . 52. The tragedy of their relationship ...

Author: E. Valentine Daniel

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520084640

Category: Social Science

Page: 410

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The rapprochement of anthropology and literary studies, begun nearly fifteen years ago by such pioneering scholars as Clifford Geertz, Edward Said, and James Clifford, has led not only to the creation of the new scholarly domain of cultural studies but to the deepening and widening of both original fields. Literary critics have learned to "anthropologize" their studies--to ask questions about the construction of meanings under historical conditions and reflect on cultural "situatedness." Anthropologists have discovered narratives other than the master narratives of disciplinary social science that need to be drawn on to compose ethnographies. Culture/Contexture brings together for the first time literature and anthropology scholars to reflect on the antidisciplinary urge that has made the creative borrowing between their two fields both possible and necessary. Critically expanding on such pathbreaking works as James Clifford and George Marcus's Writing Culture and Marcus and Michael M. J. Fischer's Anthropology as Cultural Critique, contributors explore the fascination that draws the disciplines together and the fears that keep them apart. Their topics demonstrate the rich intersection of anthropology and literary studies, ranging from reading and race to writing and representation, incest and violence, and travel and time. The rapprochement of anthropology and literary studies, begun nearly fifteen years ago by such pioneering scholars as Clifford Geertz, Edward Said, and James Clifford, has led not only to the creation of the new scholarly domain of cultural studies but to the deepening and widening of both original fields. Literary critics have learned to "anthropologize" their studies--to ask questions about the construction of meanings under historical conditions and reflect on cultural "situatedness." Anthropologists have discovered narratives other than the master narratives of disciplinary social science that need to be drawn on to compose ethnographies. Culture/Contexture brings together for the first time literature and anthropology scholars to reflect on the antidisciplinary urge that has made the creative borrowing between their two fields both possible and necessary. Critically expanding on such pathbreaking works as James Clifford and George Marcus's Writing Culture and Marcus and Michael M. J. Fischer's Anthropology as Cultural Critique, contributors explore the fascination that draws the disciplines together and the fears that keep them apart. Their topics demonstrate the rich intersection of anthropology and literary studies, ranging from reading and race to writing and representation, incest and violence, and travel and time.

Civilization and Monsters

48 Yanagita , Tono monogatari , 4:25 . In his review of Tõno monogatari written for Chūgaku sekai in July 1910 and collected in Nihon bungaku kenkyū shiryo sõsho : Yanagita Kunio ( Tokyo : Yūseidõ , 1976 ) , 280 , Shimazaki Tõson again ...

Author: Gerald A. Figal

Publisher: Duke University Press

ISBN: 0822324180

Category: History

Page: 290

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Discusses the representation/role of the supernatural or the "fantastic" in the construction of Japanese modernism in late 19th and early 20th century Japan.

Ancestral Recall

Yet Tōno monogatari does not read, in terms of a literary work, in the same kind of genre as Gomme. To appreciate the literary stylistics of Yanagita's innovative method in narrative ancestry, it is important to note that Gomme's ...

Author: Aoife Assumpta Hart

Publisher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP

ISBN: 9780773598676

Category: Literary Criticism

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Despite distance and differences in culture, the early twentieth century was a time of literary cross-pollination between Ireland and Japan. Notably, the Irish poet and playwright William Butler Yeats had a powerful influence on Japanese letters, at the same time that contemporary and classical Japanese literature and theatre impacted Yeats’s own literary experiments. Citing an extraordinary range of Japanese and Irish texts, Aoife Hart argues that Japanese translations of Irish Gaelic folklore and their subsequent reception back in Ireland created collisions, erasures, and confusions in the interpretations of literary works. Assessing the crucial roles of translation and transnationalism in cross-cultural exchanges between the Celtic Revival and Japanese writers of the modern period, Hart proves that interlingual dialogue and folklore have the power to reconstruct a culture’s sense of heritage. Rejecting the notion that the Celtic Revival was inward and parochial, Hart suggests that, seeking to protect their heritage from the forces of globalization, the Irish adapted their understanding of heritage to one that exists within the transnational contexts of modernity – a heritage that is locally produced but internationally circulated. In doing so, Hart maintains that the cultural contact and translation between the East and West traveled in more than one direction: it was a dialogue presenting modernity’s struggles with cosmopolitanism, gender, ethnic identity, and transnationalism. An inspired exploration of transpacific literary criticism, Yeats scholarship, and twentieth-century Japanese literature, Ancestral Recall tracks the interplay of complex ideas across languages and discourses.

Under the Shadow of Nationalism

Although the accepted translation Although Akasaka's text sheds much of Tõno monogatari is The Legends of Tono , light on Yanagita's thought regarding the I here follow the translation by origin of the Japanese people , my one ...

Author: Mariko Asano Tamanoi

Publisher: University of Hawaii Press

ISBN: 0824820045

Category: Social Science

Page: 288

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The contribution of rural women to the creation and expansion of the Japanese nation-state is undeniable. As early as the nineteenth century, the women of central Japan's Nagano prefecture in particular provided abundant and cheap labor for a number of industries, most notably the silk spinning industry. Rural women from Nagano could also be found working, from a very young age, as nursemaids, domestic servants, and farm laborers. In whatever capacity they worked, these women became the objects of scrutiny and reform in a variety of nationalist discourses--not only because of the importance of their labor to the nation, but also because of their gender and domicile (the countryside was the centerpiece of state ideology and practice before and during the war, during the Occupation, and beyond). Under the Shadow of Nationalism explores the interconnectedness of nationalism and gender in the context of modern Japan. It combines the author's long-term field research with a painstaking examination of the documents behind these discourses produced at various levels of society, from the national (government records, social reformers' reports, ethnographic data) to the local (teachers' manuals, labor activists' accounts, village newspapers). It provides a wide-ranging yet in-depth look at a key group of Japanese women as national subjects through the critical chapters of Japanese modernity and postmodernity.

Culture contexture

Tono monogatari , 57 . 28. Yanagita had already started his proto - ethnographic project during the period between 1907 and 1909 , culminating in his self - published Nochi no karikotoba no ki , a collection of hunters ' terminology ...

Author: E. V. Daniel

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520084632

Category: Social Science

Page: 410

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The rapprochement of anthropology and literary studies, begun nearly fifteen years ago by such pioneering scholars as Clifford Geertz, Edward Said, and James Clifford, has led not only to the creation of the new scholarly domain of cultural studies but to the deepening and widening of both original fields. Literary critics have learned to "anthropologize" their studies--to ask questions about the construction of meanings under historical conditions and reflect on cultural "situatedness." Anthropologists have discovered narratives other than the master narratives of disciplinary social science that need to be drawn on to compose ethnographies. Culture/Contexture brings together for the first time literature and anthropology scholars to reflect on the antidisciplinary urge that has made the creative borrowing between their two fields both possible and necessary. Critically expanding on such pathbreaking works as James Clifford and George Marcus's Writing Culture and Marcus and Michael M. J. Fischer's Anthropology as Cultural Critique, contributors explore the fascination that draws the disciplines together and the fears that keep them apart. Their topics demonstrate the rich intersection of anthropology and literary studies, ranging from reading and race to writing and representation, incest and violence, and travel and time. The rapprochement of anthropology and literary studies, begun nearly fifteen years ago by such pioneering scholars as Clifford Geertz, Edward Said, and James Clifford, has led not only to the creation of the new scholarly domain of cultural studies but to the deepening and widening of both original fields. Literary critics have learned to "anthropologize" their studies--to ask questions about the construction of meanings under historical conditions and reflect on cultural "situatedness." Anthropologists have discovered narratives other than the master narratives of disciplinary social science that need to be drawn on to compose ethnographies. Culture/Contexture brings together for the first time literature and anthropology scholars to reflect on the antidisciplinary urge that has made the creative borrowing between their two fields both possible and necessary. Critically expanding on such pathbreaking works as James Clifford and George Marcus's Writing Culture and Marcus and Michael M. J. Fischer's Anthropology as Cultural Critique, contributors explore the fascination that draws the disciplines together and the fears that keep them apart. Their topics demonstrate the rich intersection of anthropology and literary studies, ranging from reading and race to writing and representation, incest and violence, and travel and time.

Rethinking Japan Social sciences ideology thought

In his collection of tales , Tono Monogatari , 1910 , made in the village of Tõno in Iwate prefecture , he demonstrated that the mythology and divinities of the Kojiki played no part in the beliefs of the community .

Author: Adriana Boscaro

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 090440479X

Category: Art

Page: 400

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Post Narratology Through Computational and Cognitive Approaches

Therefore, in Tōno Monogatari, at least three types of senders, namely, sender A = (a person in) people in Tono, sender B = Kizen Sasaki, and sender C = Kunio Yanagita, are multiply included in the narrative. However, if Kunio Yanagita ...

Author: Ogata, Takashi

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 9781522579809

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 521

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Studying narratives is an ideal method to gain a good understanding of how various aspects of human information are organized and integrated. The concept and methods of a narrative, which have been explored in narratology and literary theories, are likely to be connected with contemporary information studies in the future, including those in computational fields such as AI, and in cognitive science. This will result in the emergence of a significant conceptual and methodological foundation for various technologies of novel contents, media, human interface, etc. Post-Narratology Through Computational and Cognitive Approaches explores the new possibilities and directions of narrative-related technologies and theories and their implications on the innovative design, development, and creation of future media and contents (such as automatic narrative or story generation systems) through interdisciplinary approaches to narratology that are dependent on computational and cognitive studies. While highlighting topics including artificial intelligence, narrative analysis, and rhetoric generation, this book is ideally designed for designers, creators, developers, researchers, and advanced-level students.

The Greenwood Encyclopedia of Folktales and Fairy Tales G P

In 1910 , he published an enormously influential book , Tono monogatari ( Tales of Tõno ) , in which he relayed his own experiences in the mountains and recounted local folktales that he had heard primarily from his informant Sasaki ...

Author: Donald Haase

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 0313334439

Category: Fairy tales

Page: 1160

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Provides alphabetically arranged entries on folk and fairy tales from around the world, including information on authors, subjects, themes, characters, and national traditions.