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Carmen Blacker s spirited translation of Santo Kyoden s Mukashi-banashi inazuma byooshi (from which the title The Straw Sandal is taken), considered by Aston to be his masterpiece, reveals a multi-layered and fascinating tale of revenge Japanese-style, thereby providing a classic example of this popular genre within Japanese literature. Aston makes the point that the plot ...more
Hardcover, 166 pages
Published January 31st 2008 by Global Oriental (first published 1806)
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Santō Kyōden (山東 京伝?, September 13, 1761 Edo – October 27, 1816) was a Japanese poet, writer and artist in the Edo period. His real name was Iwase Samuru (岩瀬 醒?), and he was also known popularly as Kyōya Denzō (京屋伝蔵 kyōya denzō). He is the brother of Santō Kyōzan.

Santō Kyōden was born in Fukagawa in Edo. The Iwase family into which he was born were pawnbrokers in a lumberyard. He studied ukiyo-e u
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