Prof. X. Jie Yang, an associate professor of University of Calgary
and our museum staff, has made his new book public. Please have
a look on it! It features a tale where a noble in Heian Era played
Sugoroku with a demon.
no iru Fukei - Haseo Zoshi ni Miru Chusei (Demons Once Were Real
- Reading The Middle Age On The Tale Of Lord Haseo
Author: X. Jie Yang
Kadokawa Serials ￥2,700
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A woman has melted herself down to water! It recalls "the Middle
Age" vividly from the strange story developments drawn in a picture
"Haseo-zoshi", a picture scroll where strange and unbelievable
stories were drawn realistically and so vividly, whose hero is
Ki-no-haseo who won a beautiful woman from a demon through a game
Sugoroku once in early Heian Era. It enrolls so many "secret agreements"
recognized implicitly between the painter and the readers of the
age of its creation. This book reads its program structure out
from the readers' view point at the age being presumed and estimated
by the author. It revives the peoples' life of the Middle Age
so lively in today of 21st century.