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Author Strippoli, Roberta, author

Title Dancer, nun, ghost, goddess : the legend of Giō and Hotoke in Japanese literature, theater, visual arts, and cultural heritage / by Roberta Strippoli
Published Boston : Brill, 2017


Description 1 online resource
Series Brill's Japanese studies library ; Volume 61
Brill's Japanese studies library ; volume 61.
Contents Intro; Dancer, Nun, Ghost, Goddess; Contents; Acknowledgements; List of Figures; Introduction; The Giō (and Hotoke) Legend; Overview; A Note to the Reader; Women Entertainers in Heian and Medieval Japan: Eleventh to Fourteenth Century; Women Entertainers between Fiction and History; Literary Works by Male Authors; Literary Works by Female Authors; Integrated or Marginalized?; Shirabyōshi; Shirabyōshi Origins in Medieval Literary Sources; The Range of Shirabyōshi Attire; Shirabyōshi in History; The Case of Shizuka Gozen; Shirabyōshi Performance; Singing: imayō; Dancing; Imayō no sho
The GikeikiThe Engyōbon Heike monogatari; The Towazugatari; Conclusion; The Story of Giō in the Heike monogatari; The Story of Giō in the Engyōbon Heike monogatari; Giō in Other Heike Texts; What's in a Name? Kami vs. Buddha; Irresistible Ladies, Freakish Caprices; Challenging Authority, Saving Each Other: The Bond between Women; Conclusion; Still Seeking Salvation: The Transformation of the Giō Story in Noh Theater; Giō as Seed in Zeami's Sandō; The Plays; Giō; Hotoke no hara (Hotoke's Field); Genzai Giō (Present World Giō); Rō Giō (Giō at the Prison); Conclusion
Giō in Late Medieval and Early Modern Narrative, Theater, and Visual ArtsPerformance Texts Related to the Legend of the Man-Made Sutra Island; Kōwaka and sekkyō; Jōruri; Yomihon; Visual Representations of the Giō-Hotoke Story; The Giō otogizōshi Texts; The Spencer-bon: Giō monogatari; The Ishikawabon: Giō; The Keiōbon: Giō; The Iwasebon: Giō; The Tokudabon: Giō Ginyo monogatari; Tokugawa Prints; Conclusion; The Four Graves of Giō: Cultural Heritage Sites and Local Legends; The Temple of Giō in Sagano, Kyoto; Giō's Hometown in Ōmi Province; Welcome to Haramachi, Hotoke's Village
The Other Hotoke no Hara in Fukui PrefectureThey Also Lived Here: Giō's Grave in Fukui Prefecture; Memorial Stupas of Giō and Ginyo in Kobe; Conclusion; Epilogue; The Modern Legacy of Giō and Hotoke; Shin Heike monogatari (The New Tale of the Heike); Jotoku (Women's Virtues); When Reality Takes after Fiction: The Life of Takaoka Chishō; In Conclusion; Appendix A; Translation of "Giō Ginyo" from the Genpei jōsuiki; Appendix B; Translation of Genzai Giō (Present World Giō) a Noh Play; Bibliography; Index
Summary Dancer, Nun, Ghost, Goddess explores the Tale of the Heike episode of the dancers Giō and Hotoke, which first appeared in the fourteenth century and went on to inspire, in often unpredictable ways, countless artistic productions in subsequent centuries
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Giō, active 12th century -- Art
Hotoke Gozen, 1160?-1180? -- Art
Giō, active 12th century
Hotoke Gozen, 1160?-1180?
Arts, Japanese -- Themes, motives
Dancers in art.
Buddhist nuns in art.
Women heroes in art.
LITERARY CRITICISM -- Asian -- General.
Arts, Japanese -- Themes, motives
Buddhist nuns in art
Dancers in art
Women heroes in art
Genre/Form Art
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9004356320