Appeared in the early XX century is the antithesis of “Japanese — Western” is present in all cultural studies about Japan. It is not only the leitmotif of the research, but also methodological imperative, mandating the need for a completely new, different from existing in modern science methods for the study and analysis of culture.
In the early 30-ies there appeared a book by Bruno Taut, German architect “Houses and people of Japan”. Which is a massive slice of Japanese culture of the period.
Great value represented also grade, Embry and teamwork “Village Japan”. In these works gives a comprehensive picture of the life of rural Japan’s population in certain age.
In 60-ies of the domestic researcher A. S. Arutyunov was published the book “the Modern life of the Japanese.”
Studies that discussed the historical aspect of the change in one cultural phenomenon — in shelter, clothing or agriculture, very much. First of all, it studies the Japanese themselves. Japanese ethnographic science, we can identify several Continue reading