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Author Takeuchi, Seiichi, 1946- author.

Title Flower petals fall, but the flower endures : the Japanese philosophy of transience / Seiichi Takeuchi ; translated by Michael Brase.

Publication Info. Tokyo, Japan : Japan Publishing Industry Foundation for Culture, 2015.


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library Non-Fiction    181.12 TAK    Available
Edition Eibunban.
Description 205 pages ; 22 cm.
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Series Japan library
Japan library (Shuppan Bunka Sangyō Shinkō Zaidan)
Language In English with parallel title in Japanese; glossaries in English and Japanese.
Note Edition statement from colophon.
Originally published in Japanese: Hanabira wa chiru hana wa chiranai : mujō no Nihon shisō (Tōkyō : Kadokawa Gakugei Shuppan, ©2011).
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 198-205).
Contents Preface -- Mujokan in contemporary Japan : "Shogon" of "Kusokuzeshiki" -- What is the meaning of "Totoi"? -- Flower petals fall, but the flowers endures -- What is "Shiawase," and what is it like? -- The "Awai" between "Onozukara" and "Mizukara" -- Glossaries.
Summary "Life is short and transient--Japanese people call this sentiment mujokan. However, what if we could sweep away the 'despair' looming over the present age by proactively accepting this mujo (transience)? Perusing the thought of mujo from the perspectives of philosophy, literature, art and religion, Takeuchi delves into the view of life and death unique to the Japanese people who have shared 'grief' and 'pain' with each other, as well as into the very core of their underlying spirit." -- Publisher's description.
Subject Philosophy, Japanese.
Impermanence (Buddhism) in literature.
Japanese literature -- History and criticism.
Japan -- Civilization -- Philosophy.
Added Author Brase, Michael, translator.
Kadokawa Gakugei Shuppan, publisher.
Added Title Hanabira wa chiru hana wa chiranai. English
Note Japanese title on colophon: Hanabira wa chiru hana wa chiranai : mujō no Nihon shisō
Japanese title on colophon: 花びらは散る花は散らない : 無常の日本思想
ISBN 9784916055484

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