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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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The Chaos and Cosmos of Kurosawa Tokiko

The Chaos and Cosmos of Kurosawa Tokiko

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The Chaos and Cosmos of Kurosawa Tokiko
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Laura Nenzi

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University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:10.21313/hawaii/9780824839574.003.0007

Presents Tokiko’s cosmology and her view of the heavens as the place where the rectification of the world’s chaos would begin. By envisioning a link between her personal body and the body of the realm Tokiko claimed a pivotal role as healer of the country writ large, illuminating a new strategy through which women in nineteenth-century Japan could chart paths of political action. The chapter also compares Tokiko’s spiritualism to that of the new religions of the late Tokugawa.

Keywords:   Shugendō, comets, ghosts, Sugawara no Michizane, new religions, Nakayama Miki, Deguchi Nao, illness, Nomura Bōtō

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