Mapping Heian- kyō In the Heian period (794–1185), the capital extended 4.5
kilometers (km) from east to west and 5.2 ... The city's grand Suzaku Avenue ran
from Rashōmon (gate) at the capital's southern entrance to Suzakumon (gate) at
Author: Doris G. Bargen
Publisher: University of Hawaii Press
Literary critiques of Murasaki Shikibu's eleventh-century The Tale of Genji have often focused on the amorous adventures of its eponymous hero. In this paradigm-shifting analysis of the Genji and other mid-Heian literature, Doris G. Bargen emphasizes the thematic importance of Japan’s complex polygynous kinship system as the domain within which courtship occurs. Heian courtship, conducted mainly to form secondary marriages, was driven by power struggles of succession among lineages that focused on achieving the highest position possible at court. Thus interpreting courtship in light of genealogies is essential for comprehending the politics of interpersonal behavior in many of these texts. Bargen focuses on the genealogical maze—the literal and figurative space through which several generations of men and women in the Genji moved. She demonstrates that courtship politics sought to control kinship by strengthening genealogical lines, while secret affairs and illicit offspring produced genealogical uncertainty that could be dealt with only by reconnecting dissociated lineages or ignoring or even terminating them. The work examines in detail the literary construction of a courtship practice known as kaimami, or “looking through a gap in the fence,” in pre-Genji tales and diaries, and Sei Shōnagon’s famous Pillow Book. In Murasaki Shikibu’s Genji, courtship takes on multigenerational complexity and is often used as a political strategy to vindicate injustices, counteract sexual transgressions, or resist the pressure of imperial succession. Bargen argues persuasively that a woman observed by a man was not wholly deprived of agency: She could choose how much to reveal or conceal as she peeked through shutters, from behind partitions, fans, and kimono sleeves, or through narrow carriage windows. That mid-Heian authors showed courtship in its innumerable forms as being influenced by the spatial considerations of the Heian capital and its environs and by the architectural details of the residences within which aristocratic women were sequestered adds a fascinating topographical dimension to courtship. In Mapping Courtship and Kinship in Classical Japan readers both familiar with and new to The Tale of Genji and its predecessors will be introduced to a wholly new interpretive lens through which to view these classic texts. In addition, the book includes charts that trace Genji characters’ lineages, maps and diagrams that plot the movements of courtiers as they make their way through the capital and beyond, and color reproductions of paintings that capture the drama of courtship.
The foundations of city planning in Japan can be said to date to the time of
Fujiwara-kyō at the end of the seventh century.9 Kishi Toshio's reconstruction has
... At the midpoint along the southern edge of this enclosure rose Suzakumon, the
gate from which the city's ... maps to confirm grid patterns based on ancient
capital city planning—and thus prove that influences from ancient cityscapes
extend to the ...
Author: Karl F Friday
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Scholarship on premodern Japan has grown spectacularly over the past four decades, in terms of both sophistication and volume. A new approach has developed, marked by a higher reliance on primary documents, a shift away from the history of elites to broader explorations of social structures, and a re-examination of many key assumptions. As a result, the picture of the early Japanese past now taught by specialists differs radically from the one that was current in the mid-twentieth century. This handbook offers a comprehensive historiographical review of Japanese history up until the 1500s. Featuring chapters by leading historians and covering the early J?mon, Yayoi, Kofun, Nara, and Heian eras, as well as the later medieval periods, each section provides a foundational grasp of the major themes in premodern Japan. The sections will include: Geography and the environment Political events and institutions Society and culture Economy and technology The Routledge Handbook of Premodern Japanese History is an essential reference work for students and scholars of Japanese, Asian, and World History.
PLATE 29 DISTRIBUTION OF FILATURES , SUZAKA , 1928 On Data Sources :
Eleventh National Filature Investigation , 1929 Kambayashi , Shimbei , Historian
Suzaka City B 30 Base map : Suzaka City Hall 9 50 100 150 200 SCALE IN ...
Author: Richard Fairchild Hough
A geographic investigation was carried out in Japan to determine the impact of the drastic decline in the Japanese raw silk industry after 1930 upon land utilization and silk reeling in four selected areas of sericultural specialization. Two of these areas were located on the western portion of Kanto Plain: Gumma Ken, the leading prefecture for mulberry acreage and cocoon production during the past-War years, and the Sagami diluvial terrace region of central Kanagawa Ken, the silk industry of which was directly affected by proximity to the Tokyo-Kawasaki-Yokohama conurbation. Two regions were in high, isolated, intermontane basins where silk reeling factories were concentrated: the Suwa and Hagano Basins of Nagano Ken. Variations in the rate of change of mulberry acreage in Gumma Ken seemed most closely related to the degree of pre-Depression emphasis upon sericulture and to variations in changes in reeling capacities within the prefecture. In the Suwa Basin, the degree of food self-sufficiency seemed to be the key factor behind differences in rates of change among areas within the basin. (Author).
Geographies of Restoration in Central Japan, 1600-1912 Kären Wigen. town and
marketing center throughout the early modern period, Matsumoto had continued
to be a more commanding seat of power ... The only places distinguished by the
large round mark for meiy[ are Iida, TakatO, Matsumoto, Iwamurata, Suzaka, ...
Author: Kären Wigen
Publisher: Univ of California Press
"A Philip E. Lilienthal book"--Prelim. p.
Author: Nicholas Bornoff
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The New Capital City of Heian - kyo When the son of Emperor Könin ascended
the throne in 781 at the age of forty - four , taking the name ... In width it extended
east and west across a block on either side of the main axis , Suzaku - õji . ...
SESAME Map of the capital city , Heian - kyo 22 The New Capital City of Heian-
Author: Rose Hempel
Publisher: Rizzoli International Publications
Traces the history of the Heian period and looks at the architecture, sculpture, calligraphy, literature and painting of that era
Every Kind of Map and Chart on Earth and Even Some Above it Joel Makower.
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Author: Joel Makower
Provides an annotated list of land and water maps, astronomical and weather maps, atlases, globes, and map software
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Scholarly study by a professor at Keio University, Japan.
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