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. The Beauty of Violence: Yasuda Yojūrō’s “Japanese Bridges”

Alan Tansman

in The Aesthetics of Japanese Fascism

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520245051
eISBN:
9780520943490
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520245051.003.0003
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter focuses on Yasuda Yojūrō's “Japanese Bridges”, an essay about the cultural and literary meanings of Japanese bridges. The essay evokes moments of authenticity or purity—beauty that can ... More


. Sentimental Fascism on Screen: Mother under the Eyelids

Alan Tansman

in The Aesthetics of Japanese Fascism

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520245051
eISBN:
9780520943490
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520245051.003.0006
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter analyzes Inagaki Hiroshi's 1931 film Mother under the Eyelids—an example of the fascist moment's diffusion into mass culture because of its very popularity. It deployed (unknowingly) a ... More


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