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Book Announcement: Tracing the Itinerant Path: Jishū Nuns of Medieval Japan

Via University of Hawai’i Press Tracing the Itinerant Path: Jishū Nuns of Medieval Japan CAITILIN J. GRIFFITHS 232pp. October 2016 Cloth – Price: $65.00 ISBN: 978-0-8248-5936-7 Women have long been active supporters and promoters of Buddhist rituals and functions, but their importance in … Continue reading

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Book Announcement: History of Japanese Psychology

The History of Japanese Psychology: Global Perspectives, 1875–1950 by Brian J. McVeigh, Bloomsbury Press, 2017.  ISBN-13: 978-1474283083 // ISBN-10: 147428308X During the late-nineteenth and early-twentieth centuries the individual became the basic, self-contained unit of society whose interior life was increasingly … Continue reading

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Fun Link Friday: Turning Invasive Species into Sushi

  A lot of factors can affect changes in our local and global environments, but one that has become a big problem with little attention paid to it is that of invasive species. Sometimes new species get introduced to non-native … Continue reading

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Book Announcement: Recasting the Past: An Early Modern Tales of Ise for Children

Recasting the Past: An Early Modern Tales of Ise for Children (Brill, 2016) ISBN: 9789004337138; List price: €59 / $65 http://www.brill.com/products/book/recasting-past-early-modern-tales-ise-children In Recasting the Past: An Early Modern Tales of Ise for Children Laura Moretti recreates in image and text … Continue reading

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Fun Link Friday: the Salt Sculptures of Motoi Yamamoto

Sorry for the lack of Fun Link Fridays, everyone! It was a busy holiday season and I hope you all enjoyed it. Today is a quickie fun link, something that I had saved and meant to put up around New … Continue reading

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Book Announcement: In Search of the Way Thought and Religion in Early-Modern Japan, 1582-1860

In Search of the Way: Thought and Religion in Early-Modern Japan, 1582-1860 Richard Bowring In Search of the Way is a history of intellectual and religious developments in Japan during the Tokugawa period, covering the years 1582-1860. It begins with … Continue reading

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Fun Link Friday: The Origins of Japan’s Christmas Cake

As the holidays rapidly approach, you may or may not be feeling nostalgic for the spongey, strawberry-laden cakes so well-known in Japan– the Japanese Christmas cake. Orders for this beloved item start being taken all the way back in September in … Continue reading

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