This collection of essays represents the first interdisciplinary study in English to consider social memory in Japan across a wide range of issues and phenomena. Unlike previous studies which have focused on isolated topics, especially Second World War events, this volume examines in depth a variety of memorialisation subjects, including music and poetry, artifacts and tools, oral testimonies and written documents, stones, and performances, rivers and earthquakes, ritual and ceremonies as well as art and artists. The chapters are thematically grouped as: Remembering the Deads; Art of Memory; and Nature Remembered.
Perspectives on Social Memory in Japan
AuthorsTsu Yun Hui et al. (eds.)