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Nihon taishū bunka shi (A History of Popular Culture in Japan)
This is the first of the five-volume Nichibunken Popular Culture Studies Series, a product of the Japanese Popular Culture Research Project. From ancient legends to modern-day “Hatsune Miku,” this book regards the masses as the “nameless author” and accordingly surveys the history of popular culture created, transmitted, and updated across the generations, taking a hard look at what lies ahead. It is an unprecedented textbook of cultural history chronicling in genre-transcending fashion.