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Nature and Naturalism in Tayama Katai’s Juemon no Saigo

Tayama Katai’s Juemon no Saigo is frequently identified as an important work within Katai’s canon, particularly in the period preceding the “second phase” of Japanese Naturalism that began with the publication of Futon. It skillfully incorporates the complex blend of … Continue reading

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Asbestos in the Wake of the Eastern Disaster

Of the collections to be found in the digital archive, I chose to look at the one pertaining to the persistent issue of asbestos in the disaster areas. The collection itself is primarily based in Japanese, and there are many … Continue reading

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The Relationship of Nature and Character in Juemon no Saigo

In looking at the story of Juemon and comparing his nature as a “menace of the village” to those who ultimately became successful, one can catch a glimpse of Juemon’s strength-in-nature that is not present in the character of the … Continue reading

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