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The Straw Sandal

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Table of Contents

Preface; Introductions; Dramatis Personae; List of Illustrations; 1 The Straw Sandal of Spite; 2 The Candle before the Wind; 3 'Secret Contrivances and Plots' 4 The Hovel of Strange Stratagems; 5 The Gratitude of the Smallpox Kami; 6 The Karmic Snake; 7 The Curse of the Poisonous Rats; 8 A Swift Horse on a Dark Night; 9 The Peril of the Wayside Temple; 10 The Vision of Fallen Leaves; 11 The Biwa with the Broken String; 12 The Drums of Hell; 13 The Turmoil at the Temple; 14 The Saviour from the Enemy House; 15 The Luck of the Solitary Goose; 16 The Strange Power of the Old Master; 17 The Snowy Valley and the Bear that Got Away; 18 The Quarrel in the Pleasure Quarter; 19 The Lightning Sword; 20 The Reward of Virtue; Appendix: A Lost Fragment

About the Author

Carmen Blacker is widely known for her work on Fukuzawa Yukichi (The Japanese Enlightenment, 1964), shamanistic practices in Japan (The Catalpa Bow, 1975, republished in paperback 1999), and folklore and divinations (Ancient Cosmologies, 1975, and Divination and Oracles 1981 - both with Michael Loewe). In 1996, she published (with Edward Shils) Cambridge Women, and in 2000, her Collected Writings.

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