Research on Anti-war Consciousness in Akira Yoshimura's "Shipwrecks"
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Li Xing, Yang Jielin
Akira Yoshimura created a series of "cruise" novels based on the records of drifters overseas during the Edo period. In the work "Shipwrecks", Yoshimura uses the "fishing village" and the "Ship God" as metaphors for Japan and what happened to Japan during World War II. He tries to proposes the view of good and evil, and warns readers to create life with labor.
Akira Yoshimura, war experience, Shipwrecks, ship god, war consciousness