This articleresearches the place of living stones in Japanese culture, from the archaic myth to the modern superstitions and ritual practices.
The history of body in Japanese culture as seen through the image of a human hand.
A brief history of evolution of Japanese political culture.
Collection of essays about Japan, Japanese studies and understanding of the East.
This article investigates the meaning of the title and sur-heading of Hokusai Manga (subsequently in this text – HM) and provides a detailed analysis of the term manga which is difficult to understand and translate. In doing so, it puts HM into the context of the early modern Japanese picture-books and offers an attempt to classify its genre.
"Hokusai manga" occupies a special place in the artistic heritage of Katsushika Hokusai. In its 15 volumes with ca. four thousand of figures and subjects, Hokusai created an encyclopedia of old Japan in pictures. This articles investigates the beginnings of the manga genre and pays a special attention for the interpretation of the enigmatic words "denshin kaishu" in its title. A problem of collaboration of Hokusai with other artists is discussed as well as the forms of his personal output.
Despite arduous missionary efforts and considerable amounts of money spent upon Christian evangelistic activities, Christianity remains in great minority in Japan, numbeer of its proponents being at the rate about 1-2% of the whole population of the country. In comparison, in the neighbouring China the total Christian population is about 5-10 % of the whole population, and in Korea - 30-50%. This article attempts to describe factors that have had negative influence upon the spread of Christianity in the country.
This book is the translation (enlarged and modified, as well as furnished with the Foreword and commentaries of the translator) of the monograph Ikkyu Sojun: The Creative Personality in the Medieval Japanese Context (Moscow: Nauka, 1987). The translator, Dr. Peter Raff, is well known for his mission to introduce books of Russian Japanologists to the German reader. The subject of the book is the complex analysis of medieval Japanese culture with the focal point on the legacy of Ikkyu Sojun, the prominent poet, artist, and religious authority of the Zen school.
The works of the 5th vonference of youn japanologists (Moscow, 2013). The articles are dedicated to the variety of themes on Japan: history, economics, intellectual history, international relations.
The article deals with the mechanisms of adoption of monuments and urban street sculpture by a folkloric tradition: the appropriation of unofficial names, the appearance of humorous descriptions, the completion of the composition of monuments, and so on.
This collection of essays was published in a form of a catalogue for one of the propgrams screened at the Yamagata International Documentary Film Fstival in October 2019. The program entitled "The Creative Treatment of Grierson in Wartime Japan" was co-organized by the Yamagata International Documentary Film Festival and the National Film Archive of Japan and presented a broad variety of wartime Japanese documentaries as well as British and Soviet films that have influenced them. The collection of essays explores the development of wartime Japanese documentary cinema from variety of historical and theoretical perspectives.