Title

The Japanese Way of Silence and Seclusion: Memes of Imperial Women

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

10-12-2014

Abstract

This article examines how tropes of silence and seclusion were utilized both at the dawn of the Japanese imperial house and in its current iteration. Attempts to subjugate women and to subvert subjugation by women exist in the origin myths of Japan, and are repeated in the Heisei era.