The first of the three chapters in this monograph examined the relationship between Takamasa and Atsutane; the second one discussed Takamasa’s view on kokugaku shitaijin (the four highly esteemed scholars in the Edo period who specialized in Japanese nativistic learning); and the third one considered Takamasa’s thoughts on the Shinto religion.
Through a thorough examination in the three chapters, it questioned Takamasa’s thoughts on the four scholars of nativistic learning, and argued that, although his views on them are acknowledged as one of several interpretations on the history of nativistic learning, it was only one “narrative.”
Was his narrative objectively correct? If not, what would a new narrative look like? This essay covers the author’s response to these questions.
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