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29 CHAPTER TWO Entering Religious Life and First Alien Culture Contacts ––––––––––––––––– oOo ––––––––––––––––– Iannounced my decision to become a priest shortly before Igraduated from the Gymnasium, in 1926. The teacher in charge of our class one day inquired, which university twenty of us in the

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In: Joseph Roggendorf - Between Different Cultures

in a temple surroundings.’ Fujima Fujiko, who was raised by her mother, an accomplished dancer, stated, ‘In my youth daily life always revolved around dance. Our dinner conversations inevitably drifted to dance – even though I do not believe it is good to discuss dance while eating.’ Japan’s Living

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In: Perspectives on Social Memory in Japan
Author: Makoto Ueda

are all the more remarkable since he was living in Kashiwabara, a mountain village far from such cen- ters of cultural activity as Edo and Kyoto. On the other hand, his domestic life continued to be beset with misfortune. In late March, his wife Kiku again took ill. Issa, who was in Naganuma at the

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In: Dew on the Grass
Author: H. Kimura

book, entitled ‘The Philosophy of A Common Woman’ is about daily life in my fifties. The next one is how to get along with my husband’s disease for ten years. Since my husband died I have been living alone. Writing essays has become my routine, as well as watching, listening, talking, trav- elling and

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In: Living Japan
Author: T. Lebra

awareness of interdependence, support, solidarity, intimacy, love, and so forth. These two foci, granted that they may well become indistin- guishable, should be kept in mind in the following analysis as a frame of reference. THE STRUCTURED LIFE COURSE AND EMOTIONAL LOADS Listening to the life histories of

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In: Identity, Gender, and Status in Japan

desire to pursue her own interest in life and devotion to her invalid mother, who is totally dependent on her. Her mother Julia died on 22 January 1907 at the age of eighty and was buried in the graveyard of St.Andrew’s, Hamble. Cornwall Legh had been living with Julia in Hamble or Hamble-le-Rice, a

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In: Britain and Japan: Biographical Portraits, Vol. VIII
Authors: Anna Beerens and Mark Teeuwen

IntroductIon: Aspects of IntellectuAl lIfe In edo JApAn Anna Beerens and Mark teeuwen for a long time the edo period (1600–1868) was seen as an age of isolation and stagnation. However, in recent years scholars have come to recognise it as a time of stunning growth in many fields. during the

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In: Uncharted Waters: Intellectual Life in the Edo Period

detection, and after two surviving colleagues died in 1964 he apparently had no contact with any other human being. But his tiny lapse of security in walking straight across the reed fi eld brought to an end his life as a latter-day Robinson Crusoe. He was spotted by hunters, who apprehended him and

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In: Japanese Foreign Policy and Understanding Japanese Politics
Author: T. Lebra

she has fewer options, is more unilaterally dependent, and more subjected to a haphazard way of life. Housewives are generally regarded as least autonomous. If this is because their options, reciprocity, and predictability are constrained by the confines of their households, the promotion of their

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In: Identity, Gender, and Status in Japan

- son who returns, is she alive or dead?" In the Greek tragedy, as in no, the dead reappear. In no, they do not actually come back to life but, after a short appearance in disguise, appear in an even shorter epiph- any in trans-human shape-long enough to display their grief about their former life

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In: Japanese Theatre and the International Stage