Quite frankly, this is a book I wish I had written. The scholar who has this honor, however, is Sarah M. Strong, professor of Japanese at Bates College in Lewiston, Maine, and I am sincerely happy that a book covering the life and work of Chiri Yukie with such thoroughness and depth is finally in print.
The Table of Contents (below) is enough to make my mouth water:
1 Chiri Yukie and the Origins of the Ainu Shin’yoshu
2 The Living World of the Ainu Shin’yoshu
3 The Ainu Social Landscape
4 Weighty Animal Spirits and Important Game Animals
5 Symbolic and Ordinary Animal Spirits
6 Chiri Yukie’s Ainu Shin’yoshu