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Ethnologist Yanagita Kunio: Long road to recognition

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The glory won by Yanagita (Matsuoka) Kunio (1875-1962) is rarely attained by “real” humanitarian scholars, especially as he was dealing with such a narrow field of knowledge as ethnology. Yanagita was unknown to the general public before the war, but gained official recognition and nationwide fame in the post-war period. The reason for the wide recognition was that he studied and created reality. The reality was the people of Japan, mostly Okinawa residents.

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A. N. Meshcheryakov
Higher School of Economics
Russian Federation


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Meshcheryakov A.N. Ethnologist Yanagita Kunio: Long road to recognition. Russian Japanology Review. 2018;1(1):72-90.

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