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TRAFST Vol.1 No.1 pp. 43-50

Original Paper:

View of Artifact in Japanese Culture: Bunraku Moved by Clockwork

Kaoru ENDO

Department of Political Studies, Gakushuin University, 1-5-1 Mejiro, Toshima-ku, Tokyo 171-8588, Japan

Received:
10 January 2007
Accepted:
31 January 2007
Published:
April 15, 2007
Keywords:
view of artifact, Japanese culture, Bunraku, clockwork, automata
Abstract

This paper considers the view of artifact in the Japanese culture, through the comparison with a Western Europe modern culture. Concretely, though the clock technology had been introduced into Japan in the Muromachi age, why it had not developed to the automatic technology as in Western Europe is discussed.

Cite this article as:
Kaoru ENDO, “View of Artifact in Japanese Culture: Bunraku Moved by Clockwork,” , Vol.1, No.1, pp. 43-50, 2007.
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