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The Japanese have ambivalent attitudes toward death, deeply rooted in pre-Buddhist traditions. In this scholarly but accessible work, authors Iwasaka and Toelken show that everyday beliefs and customs--particularly death traditions--offer special insight into the living culture of Japan.
Utah State University Press
Iwasaka, Michiko and Toelken, Barre, "Ghost and the Japanese: Cultural Experience in Japanese Death Legends" (1994). All USU Press Publications. Book 65.