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On the Road of the Winds

Folk Stories, Meteorological Knowledge and Nautical Enskilment in Japanese Seafaring Tradition

Giovanni Bulian    Università Ca’ Foscari Venezia, Italia    

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abstract

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.

Published
Dec. 15, 2017
Accepted
April 5, 2017
Submitted
Feb. 21, 2017
Language
EN
ISBN (PRINT)
978-88-6969-172-0
ISBN (EBOOK)
978-88-6969-171-3

Keywords: Anthropology of KnowledgeJapanTraditional Meteorological KnowledgeHistory of Sailing NavigationWindsEnskilment

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