Six Lives, Six Deaths: Portraits from Modern Japan

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INDEX
Abe Iso'o, 168, 204
"About Living" ( Masamune), 206, 223
Acollas, Emile, 131-32
After the Banquet ( Mishima), 271
Age: concept of death and, 14; suicide rate and, 24
"Agonies of the War Victims, The" ( Masamune), 198, 221
Akamatsu Noriyoshi, 94
Akirame,13
Akutagawa Ryunosuke, 102
Allgemeine Zeitung (newspaper), 87
Amae,225, 228
Amida, 25, 26, 225, 227
Ancestor worship, 8, 26
Anxiety, IS, 144-45
Arahata Kanson, 60
Arai Hakuseki, 105
Ariès, Philippe, 22
Arishima Takeo, 206
Asano Naganori, 38
"As If" ( Mori), 100
"As if" philosophy, 100, 106, 108
Assassinations, 265
"Ballerina" ( Mori), 91, 92, 94, 104
Becker, Ernest, 4
Bernstein, Gail, 169, 187
Bible, 169; Kawakami and, 165, 166-67, 170, 188; Masamune and, 198, 204, 207, 223
Body building, 251-52, 263, 267
Bowlby, John, 14n
Buddhism, 177; Amida in, 225; cause and effect notion in, 25-26; fear of death and, 195; Festival of the Dead in, 25; impermanence in, 26; Kawakami and, 161, 184, 188; Masamune and, 198, 202, 227-28; Mishima and, 261, 262, 272; Mori and, 70; mortuary tablets in, 8; priests and monks in, 79; Pure Land sect of, 159, 195; resignation in, 26; ritual rules for death in, 23; soul belief in, 9
Bunraku,113, 118
Bunyan, John, 195
Bushido;37; in Meiji period, 17; Nogi and, 46, 53, 57, 58, 60
Butsudan,8
Camus, Albert, 108, 143
Cause and effect concept, 25-26
Chikamatsu Shuko, 222, 223
Chikamatsu Shūkō ( Masamune), 222, 224
China: conception of cosmos in, 24; family system and, 8; Japan and, 175; Lin Piao in, 65-66; social change in, 16
Chinese classics, 78, 79, 81, 203, 204, 213
Chinese Communist party, 190
Chomin sensei,121-22
Chonin,19, 129, 281
Choshu: French military model and, 47-48; Kawakami and, 161, 163;

Nakae and, 120, 127, 137; Nogi and, 35-36, 40-41, 42, 46

Christ, 10, 166, 224-25, 227
Christianity, 190; acceptance of, 18; fear of death and, 195; Masamune and, 197-200, 203-07, 219-20, 223-29;

Mori and, 70; socialists and, 169; soul belief in, 9-10, suicide in, 282-83

Chuo Koron (magazine), 210-11
Chūshingura,113, 118
"Cigarettes" ( Mishima), 248
Common people-elite differences: attitudes toward life and death in, 17-18; concept of dying well in, 23; efforts to reduce distance in, 19-20; relationship to history viewed in, 18; shared framework in, 18-19; world view in, 26-27
Confessions of a Mask ( Mishima), 240-43, 247-49, 252, 254, 266-67, 271
Confucianism: family system in, 8;

Kawakami and, 189-90; literary work and, 244; teachers in, 79

Confucius, 114, 166
Connection, and concept of death, 14
Cosmos concept: death and, 22, 24-27; reliance on, 28; resignation and, 27
Creativity, 7, 11
Cultural factors: approaches to biography and, 6; creative mode of immortality and, 11; emphasis on death and, 15; experiential transcendence mode and, 13; junshi and, 74; modes of expression of immortality and, 8; natural mode of immortality and,

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