Secrecy in Japanese Arts: “Secret Transmission” as a Mode of Knowledge

  • Authors
  • Maki Isaka Morinaga

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Maki Isaka Morinaga
    Pages 1-17
  3. Maki Isaka Morinaga
    Pages 19-43
  4. Maki Isaka Morinaga
    Pages 45-72
  5. Maki Isaka Morinaga
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  6. Maki Isaka Morinaga
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  7. Maki Isaka Morinaga
    Pages 137-140
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 141-197

About this book

Introduction

Exploring the Japanese tradition of hidden (or the secret transmission of) knowledge within a closed and often hereditary group, the author investigates how esoteric practices function, how people make meaning of their practices, and how this form of esotericism survived into the modern age. These questions are examined through the use of esoteric texts from the 15th to 18th centuries and theatrical treatises from the late 19th century onwards.

Keywords

fashion Japan Japanese knowledge Tradition transmission

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