The Japanese Way of Silence and Seclusion: Memes of Imperial Women
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.
Perelman, Elisheva A. “The Japanese Way of Silence and Seclusion: Memes of Imperial Women.” The Asia-Pacific Journal Vol. 12, Issue 41, No. 1 (October 13, 2014).