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  • Different Smellscapes: Olfactory Patterns Through the Japanese Worldview

    Lorenzo Marinucci

    Chapter from the book: Philippopoulos-Mihalopoulos, A et al. 2023. SMELL.


    The chapter offers a short review of the methodological and ideological problems of approaching olfaction from a philosophical point of view, before discussing Japanese olfactory culture in particular. Three particular smellscapes are explored in depth: the scent-related refinement of the Heian court, the symbolic deployment of scent-connection in Edo period haikai, and the peculiar intercultural role played by scents in the work of 20th century philosopher Kuki Shūzō.

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    Marinucci, L. 2023. Different Smellscapes: Olfactory Patterns Through the Japanese Worldview. In: Philippopoulos-Mihalopoulos, A et al (eds.), SMELL. London: University of Westminster Press. DOI: https://doi.org/10.16997/book68.e

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    Published on Dec. 4, 2023