Reflections On Japanese Taste

by Kuki Shuzo

Reflections On Japanese Taste

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Translated by John Clark The first English translation of a remarkable book on modern aesthetics that clarifies a distinctively plebian Japanese sensibility based on a unique category of taste, IKI. The work anticipates directions in postwar thought, structuaralism in particular, through its opposition of high and low culture. The only version of Kuki's text - including those in Japanese - to provide full interpretive notes. Essential reading for studies in Japanese culture.
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Translated by John Clark The first English translation of a remarkable book on modern aesthetics that clarifies a distinctively plebian Japanese sensibility based on a unique category of taste, IKI. The work anticipates directions in postwar thought, structuaralism in particular, through its opposition of high and low culture. The only version of Kuki's text - including those in Japanese - to provide full interpretive notes. Essential reading for studies in Japanese culture.