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Japanese Counterculture: The Antiestablishment Art of Terayama Sh ji

Steven C. Ridgely


Terayama Shūji (1935–1983) was an avant-garde Japanese poet, dramatist, film director, and photographer known for his highly provocative art. This book examines Terayama’s life and art to show that a conventional notion of him does not do full justice to the meaning and importance of his wide-ranging, often playful body of work. The book places Terayama at the center of Japanese and global counterculture and finds in his work a larger story about the history of postwar Japanese art and culture. It sees Terayama as reflecting the most significant events of his day: young poets seizing control o ... More

Keywords: Terayama Shūji, Japanese counterculture, global counterculture, postwar Japanese art, Japanese culture, haiku, tanka, radio drama, New Wave

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780816667529
Published to Minnesota Scholarship Online: August 2015 DOI:10.5749/minnesota/9780816667529.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Steven C. Ridgely, author
Assistant Professor of Japanese