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

Author Strippoli, Roberta,
Series Brill's Japanese studies library ; Volume 61.
Brill's Japanese studies library ; volume 61.
Subject Giō, active 12th century -- Art.
Hotoke Gozen, 1160?-1180? -- Art.
Arts, Japanese -- Themes, motives.
Dancers in art.
Buddhist nuns in art.
Women heroes in art.
Description 1 online resource.
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and 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.
Note Print version record.
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.
ISBN 9004356320
9789004356320 (electronic bk.)
9789004356290 (hardback ; alk. paper)
9004356290 (hardback ; alk. paper)
ISBN/ISSN 9789004356290
OCLC # 1017759182
Additional Format Print version: Strippoli, Roberta. Dancer, nun, ghost, goddess. Boston : Brill, 2017 9004356290 9789004356290 (DLC) 2017041348 (OCoLC)1002127457.

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