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Institutionalizing Grief: Yasukuni Shrine and Total War

Akiko Takenaka

in Yasukuni Shrine: History, Memory, and Japan's Unending Postwar

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824846787
eISBN:
9780824871628
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824846787.003.0005
Subject:
History, Asian History

Chapter 4 covers the Asia-Pacific War period during which all of Japan was mobilized for the war effort. I trace one soldier’s fate after battlefield death, including cremation, return of the ashes, ... More


Mobilizing Death: Developing the Myth of Yasukuni

Akiko Takenaka

in Yasukuni Shrine: History, Memory, and Japan's Unending Postwar

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824846787
eISBN:
9780824871628
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824846787.003.0002
Subject:
History, Asian History

Chapter 1 traces the beginnings of the myth that developed around Yasukuni Shrine during the Asia-Pacific War: that dying for the emperor results in enshrinement at Yasukuni as a god—the most highly ... More


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