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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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Rescuing the Past from the Present

Rescuing the Past from the Present

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The Chaos and Cosmos of Kurosawa Tokiko

Laura Nenzi

University of Hawai'i Press

In the post-Restoration world, Tokiko felt displaced. Meiji-era “modernization” policies caused two of the foundations of her identity – teaching and divination — to undergo major changes. This chapter present three key moments in the Meiji life of Kurosawa Tokiko to exemplify how she strove to preserve important elements of her past in a world she no longer recognized.

Keywords:   Meiji, education, religion, modernity, Shugendō, ghosts, Tominomiya, Ontakekyō, Great Promulgation Campaign, portrait photograph

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