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Carnival of the Aliens: Korean Embassies in Edo-Period Art and Popular Culture Ronald P. Toby

Carnival of the Aliens: Korean Embassies in Edo-Period Art and Popular Culture

Ronald P. Toby

Published 1986
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43 pages
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A selection written by Ronald P. Toby about the Korean and other foreign Embassies that captured the Japanese imagination in the Edo-Period and continued to play a prominent role in Japanese culture for some time after. Toby explores exactly why this may be and outlines the many depictions found in Japanese culture and art, ranging from the historical commemorations of the early Embassies in paintings and shrines to the later re-imaginings by Japanese countrymen through festival reproductions and embellished depictions at a much later date and what this lasting fascination may say about the Japanese identity.