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High and Low Literature in Edo Japan

High and Low Literature in Edo Japan

Update: 2022-02-08
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How does “this fleeting world” transform from a Buddhist precept to a name for the red-light district?

What did reading look like in early Modern Japan?

And how many dildos does a man need to pack for a trip to the Island of Women?

For notes, links to the suggested reading, and an illustration of sailing to the Island of Women, please visit the episode's webpage.

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High and Low Literature in Edo Japan

High and Low Literature in Edo Japan

Alison Fincher