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Large metal hollow globe on a metal frame with metal orbit trails surrounding it

Minakata Kumagusu and the Tale of the Mountain God

Posted by: Cameron Penwell

(The following is a post by Cameron Penwell, Japanese Reference Librarian, Asian Division) On a shelf in the Japan rare book cage sits a small, unassuming wooden box next to a carefully preserved and tightly rolled scroll. Unfurled, the scroll reveals a hand-written Japanese text alongside fanciful images of anthropomorphic animals that together portray the …