I am a retiree and an independent researcher.

(See my biography page for more information).


Publications:
The Mimetic Act: Japanese Traditional Female Impersonation beyond the Dichotomy between Appearance and Reality

The aesthetic stylization of Kabuki’s female impersonation seeks to transcend the traditional dichotomy between appearance and reality. It sheds light on human enigmatic eroticism.

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Corporeality in the Japanese Oral Tradition of Storytelling by Biwa-hôshi

This will discuss how physical blindness affected and even contributed to artistic production in blind 13th and 15th century Japanese itinerant entertainers' chanting narratives of tragic heroes.

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The Artistic Imagination Gives New Life to Monsters of Japanese Mythology and Folklore

Japanese mythology and folklore is a treasure chest overflowing with mysterious creatures. Through the creation of marginalized monsters, imagination has contributed to an understanding of human vulnerability.

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Published online: March 13, 2014

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