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Book Announcement: The Princess Nun

Harvard East Asian Monographs 366 The Princess Nun: Bunchi, Buddhist Reform, and Gender in Early Edo Japan Gina Cogan The Princess Nun tells the story of Bunchi (1619–1697), daughter of Emperor Go-Mizunoo and founder of Enshōji. Bunchi advocated strict adherence … Continue reading

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Fun Link Friday: Sôseki’s Kokoro on Hark! A Vagrant

History-comic artist Kate Beaton of Hark! A Vagrant recently drew a series of comics about Sôseki Natsume’s novel Kokoro. Check out the full comic on Hark! A Vagrant.

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Book Announcement: Christianity and Imperialism in Modern Japan

SOAS STUDIES IN MODERN AND CONTEMPORARY JAPAN Christianity and Imperialism in Modern Japan.  Emily Anderson October 2014 Christianity and Imperialism in Modern Japan explores how Japanese Protestants engaged with the unsettling changes that resulted from Japan’s emergence as a world … Continue reading

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Noh Performance in Seattle: Tomoe and Yoshinaka

‘The Beauty of Noh’ will, for the first time, present a double-bill performance featuring Noh, the traditional dance-drama of Japan, alongside a modern Noh-inspired opera based on the same story. The Noh opera ‘Tomoe’, based on the ‘Tales of the … Continue reading

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Fun Link Friday: Moku Hanga

The exhibit Moku Hanga: The Art of Japanese Woodblock Printing may have ended in August, but you can check out images and a great discussion of the woodblock-print pattern books on Hyperallergic. The items are displayed in just two glass … Continue reading

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Book Announcement: Architecturalized Asia: Mapping a Continent Through History

We are pleased to announce the recent publication of Architecturalized Asia: Mapping a Continent Through History which has been co-published by Honk Kong University Press and the University of Hawai’i Press and co-edited by Vimalin Rujivacharakul, H. Hazel Hahn, Ken … Continue reading

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Fun Link Friday: The real-life shrines of Sailor Moon

If you’re revisiting classic Sailor Moon or watching Sailor Moon Crystal, check out Rurousha’s post on the Tokyo shrines that appear in the manga and anime. The shrine is written 火川 in the manga, but it’s 氷川 in real life. … Continue reading

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