This book provides a study of folklore in Japan. It also provides detail about Japanese political and literary trends which influenced or were influenced by the folklore scholarship of Yanagita. The book is useful for professional folklorists and any individual who is interested in folklore.
1. The Formative Years 2. Policy and Agrarian Society 3. Yanagita Folklore: Structure and Influence 4. The Sources for Yanagita’s “New National Learning” 5. The Folklorist’s Craft 6. Folklorist as Hero