"Рассказы из Тоно" японского этнолога Янагита Кунио, или О том, как наука превратилась в литературу
Yanagita Kunio is the most titled Japanese humanities scholar: he was posthumously awarded the Order of the Morning Sun and was awarded the 3rd senior court rank. Encyclopedic dictionaries certify Yanagita as a "scientist", the founder of Japanese ethnology. In its formation, Yanagita really played a significant organizational role, he is the author of many works, which are commonly called "ethnological". However, in the minds of the general reader, his name is associated primarily with the folklore collection Tales of Tono compiled by him (Tono Monogatari, 1910). During the life of the author, "Stories" did not gain much popularity, but subsequently turned from a peripheral text into a "visiting card" of the famous scientist. At the same time, in the creation of the all-Japanese cult of Tales from Tono, the main role was played not by scientists, but by writers.