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The Chaos and Cosmos of Kurosawa TokikoOne Woman's Transit from Tokugawa to Meiji Japan$
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Laura Nenzi

Print publication date: 2015

Print ISBN-13: 9780824839574

Published to Hawaii Scholarship Online: November 2016

DOI: 10.21313/hawaii/9780824839574.001.0001

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A Nest and a Nexus

A Nest and a Nexus

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The Chaos and Cosmos of Kurosawa Tokiko

Laura Nenzi

University of Hawai'i Press

This chapter follows Tokiko’s early years paying special attention to her role as a village teacher and a divination specialist raised in the Shugendō tradition. More than just a descriptive survey of her life through the 1850s, it situates Tokiko at the intersections of micro- with macrohistory, of the eternal with the contingent, and of the rural village with the high heavens, showing how she formed an identity as a mediator between the cosmic forces and the historical circumstances on the ground.

Keywords:   Suzugoya, village school (terakoya), Shugendō, divination, Tokugawa Nariaki, Tenpō crisis, networks, The Book of Changes, hexagrams

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