Starting from a series of historical contexts concerning Japanese seafaring tradition, this paper proposes an anthropological analysis on the practices of sailing navigation, focusing on the recursive interaction of traditional meteorological knowledge, nautical material culture and navigational knowledge that are historically grounded in the contexts of practice.

On the Road of the Winds. Folk Stories, Meteorological Knowledge and Nautical Enskilment in Japanese Seafaring Tradition

Giovanni Bulian
2017-01-01

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Starting from a series of historical contexts concerning Japanese seafaring tradition, this paper proposes an anthropological analysis on the practices of sailing navigation, focusing on the recursive interaction of traditional meteorological knowledge, nautical material culture and navigational knowledge that are historically grounded in the contexts of practice.
Rethinking Nature in Japan. From Tradition to Modernity
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