Handbook of Japanese Mythology / Edition 1 available in Paperback
American anthropologist Ashkenazi describes his account as a traveler's guide pointing out the main features, rather than an exhaustive description of the vast Japanese mythology. In substantial introductory chapters, he discusses the sources, development, and nature of myths, and mythic time and space. Then he presents over 200 articles explaining deities, themes, and concepts. These are cross- referenced to other entries, and include references and suggestions for further reading. He does not expect readers to know a lot about either mythology or Japan. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
About the Author
Michael Ashkenazi is a professional writer and the author of numerous scholarly and encyclopedia articles on Japanese religion and culture.