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Author: Sven Saaler

occasioned by the arrival of the mission of the Austro-Hungari- an Empire to Japan in 1868. According to the diary of Austria’s First Delegate, Karl Ritter von Scherzer (1821–1903), one of the mission’s gifts for the tennō was a marble life-size sculpture of Emperor Franz Joseph I.23 The statue is said

In: Men in Metal
Author: Sven Saaler

living fi gures that have fulfi lled dif- ferent ever-evolving functions as part of a cult of personality or cult of the individual. Impressive works such as the 96 m statue of Peter the Great erected in Moscow in 1997, the 40 m high eques- trian statue of Genghis (Chinggis) Khan built in Mongolia in

In: Men in Metal
Author: Sven Saaler

impressed by the story of the three heroes that they went to great lengths to collect at least a few sen for the memorial. One elementary student from Ōita Prefecture was quoted as saying: When I heard in school that a bronze statue of the three living bombs was going to be built, I wanted to donate

In: Men in Metal
Author: Sven Saaler

, Beyond the Metropolis: Second Cities and Modern Life in Interwar Japan (Berkeley, Los Angeles, and London: University of California Press, 2013); James McClain, Kanazawa: A Seventeenth-Century Japanese Castle Town (New Haven: Yale University Press, 1982); and Hashimoto Tetsuya and Hayashi Yūichi

In: Men in Metal
Author: Ronald P. Toby

Identity is a psychic sense of place. It’s a way of knowing that I’m not a rock or that tree. I’m this other living creature over here…. I am not necessarily what’s around me. I become separate from that even though I’m a part of that. And it’s being able to make those differentiations clearly

In: Engaging the Other: 'Japan' and Its Alter-Egos, 1550-1850
Author: Ronald P. Toby

Ieyasu was enshrined as a Shinto—that is, “native”—deity, the architectural and iconographic program of his shrine largely ignored Japan, instead situating him, like the emperors in Kyoto, in juxtaposition to the Others he was to control. In life, after all, his official title had been Sei-i taishōgun

In: Engaging the Other: 'Japan' and Its Alter-Egos, 1550-1850