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The Medium Is the Message

Wilburn Hansen

in When Tengu Talk: Hirata Atsutane’s Ethnography of the Other World

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824832094
eISBN:
9780824869304
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824832094.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

This concluding chapter argues that Atsutane, a would-be ethnographer of the imaginary, endeavored to craft a description of the supernatural inhabitants of the unseen Other World consistent with his ... More


A New Medium for an Old Message

Wilburn Hansen

in When Tengu Talk: Hirata Atsutane’s Ethnography of the Other World

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824832094
eISBN:
9780824869304
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824832094.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

This introductory chapter provides a background of Hirata Atsutane’s Senkyō ibun, which he wrote in 1822. Senkyō ibun is a voluminous work centered upon Atsutane’s interviews with the so-called ... More


When Tengu Talk: Hirata Atsutane’s Ethnography of the Other World

Wilburn Hansen

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824832094
eISBN:
9780824869304
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824832094.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

Hirata Atsutane (1776–1843) has been the subject of numerous studies that focus on his importance to nationalist politics and Japanese intellectual and social history. Although well known as an ... More


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