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52 Ode to Stone
Author: Translated by James MORITA Publication Year: 1990 Publication Number: 52

Coming from the country where short, concise poetry is celebrated, Hara Shiro's Ode to Stone is an unusually lengthy contribution to modern Japanese poetry. A recent winner of the Gendai Shijin Sho, this poem is regarded by some as having an epic quality that rivals some the great poetry of the t...

49 AnkokuButo
Author: Susan Blakeley KLEIN Publication Year: 1989 Publication Number: 49

A brief introduction to the history, philosophy, and techniques of the Japanese avant-garde dance movement, Ankoku Butô. Evoking images of grotesque beauty, revelling in the seamy underside of human behavior, Butô dance groups such as Sankai Juku and Dai Rakuda-kan have performed to wide crit...

48 BungoManual
Author: Helen Craig McCULLOUGH Publication Year: 1988 Publication Number: 48

1988 Reprint Edition

This small handbook is designed primarily as a reference tool for students of classical Japanese (bungo) who possess a working knowledge of the modern language. The first of its two main sections discusses suffixes attached to each of the verbal bases recognized by J...

50 TwelvePlays
Author: Edited by Karen BRAZELL and assisted by J. Philip GABRIEL Publication Year: 1988 Publication Number: 50

This remarkable anthology of plays is a harbinger of a new age in Japanese theatre studies and will be considered a pivotal work in the future. The closing essay by editor Karen Brazell on 'the nature of noh' is a gem of insight and information. | 272 pages


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44 FamilyChange
Author: Susan Orpett LONG Publication Year: 1987 Publication Number: 44

This book provides a valuable introduction to historical and sociological studies of family change in Japan. The author discusses the organization and assumptions of the academic disciplines, introduces resources for cross-cultural research on family change, and summarizes research results in are...

37 IntlPerspectivesFolklore
Author: Edited by J. Victor KOSCHMANN, Keibo OIWA & Yamashita SHINJI Publication Year: 1985 Publication Number: 37

A collection of essays by North American and Japanese scholars on the life, work and influence of Yanagita Kunio (1875-1962), the founder of Japanese Folklore Studies. In addition to providing background information on Yanagita and his discipline, the eight contributors whose evaluations of Yanag...

29 Dance in No Theater
Author: Monica BETHE and Karen BRAZELL Publication Year: 1982 Publication Number: 29

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A comprehensive analysis of the fundamentals of no dance, its structure and patterns, and their correlation to music, text, costumes and props. Published in three interconnected volumes, it elucidates the inner workings of no dance on many levels.

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28 GriffisCollection
Author: Edited by Diane E. PERUSHEK Publication Year: 1982 Publication Number: 28

An annotated bibliography, with a foreword and an index, of a collection of 500 Japanese works, contributed to the Cornell library in the early twentieth century by W.E. Griffis, who taught Western science in Japan between 1871 and 1874 as one of the first foreigners hired by the new Meiji govern...

16 NoAsPerformance
Author: Monica BETHE & Karen BRAZELL Publication Year: 1978 Publication Number: 16

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An in-depth analysis of a single play discussing all performance aspects: poetry, music, dance, costum...

17 Pining Wind
Author: Translated by Royall TYLER Publication Year: 1978 Publication Number: 17

"Translations of 19 nô and nine kyôgen plays seeking to ‘produce English poetry which reproduces the "texture of the Japanese"’ . . . an experiment in translating the ‘untranslatable’ word play which provides so much of the effect of nô in the original." — Journal of the Association ...