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by Kenji Sato (Author)
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"A fascinating journey into the secret rites of industrial culture."
-- Arawaka Chieko

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Scholar Sato Kenji examines the emergent folklore surrounding a central aspect of Japanese life: trains. Truly strange urban legends are brought to light for the first time: how trains assist us in the afterlife, how gods struggled over them, how conductors relate to them. Sato reveals the evolving, unsettling worldview of transportation culture through a series of interviews and meticulous field research, creating one of the most unique and fascinating books in recent academic publication.


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