TEAM RESEARCH REPORTS AND OTHER PUBLICATIONS
Wazawai no taishū bunka: Tensai ekibyō kaii (The Popular Culture of Catastrophes: Natural Disasters, Pandemics and Strange Happenings)
What People Wrote and Wished For: The Images Entrusted and Their Emergence
From ancient times to the present day, the common people were creators, too. To overcome the fear and sorrow caused by the communal experience of earthquakes, fires, and pandemics, people became creative. What did they create? We approach the disposition of the people, finding our inspiration in the imagination they brought to disasters and redemption. This is the Japanese Popular Culture Research Project, a sequel to Nihon taishū bunka shi (A History of Popular Culture in Japan).
(Translated from the KADOKAWA website)