Questions tagged [motoori-norinaga]

Questions about the Japanese scholar Motoori Norinaga (本居 宣長, 1730 – 1801) and his life as a writer. Use this tag with the tag [japanese-literature].

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Where did the idea of mono no aware come from?

Piggybacking on this question, I am still curious about the mono no aware (物の哀れ) reading of The Tale of Genji. According to Wikipedia: Norinaga's most important works include the Kojiki-den (...
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Buddhist interpretation of The Tale of Genji

The search for literary sources has been inspired largely by the difficulty scholars have experienced in imagining that a work of the magnitude of The Tale of Genji could have been created without ...
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