Japan and the Culture of the Four Seasons

Japan and the Culture of the Four Seasons

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Elegant representations of nature, explicitly the four seasons, fill a wide range of Japanese genres and media—from poetry and screen painting to tea ceremony, flower arrangement, and annual observances. Haruo Shirane shows, for the first time, how, when, and why this occurred and explicates the richly encoded social, religious, and political meanings these representations embodied.

Refuting the long held belief that this phenomenon reflects agrarian origins, this… (more)

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Publisher: Columbia University Press (March 20, 2012)

Format: EPUB

Page count: 320 pages

File size: 30.6 MB

Protection: DRM

Language: English


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