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Kokugaku

Kokugaku is the scholarship that attempts to elucidate the indigenous spirit and culture of traditional Japan before the arrival of Confucianism and Buddhism. It is a philological form of study for which Japanese classics like Kojiki, Nihonshoki and Man'yo-shu serve as the basis. In a word, it attempts to discover the true spirit of Japanese people by studying Japanese culture as it was before overseas influences. Kokugaku coincided with the development of modern Japanese scholarship and the rise of nationalism.

The one who perfected this scholarship was Motoori Norinaga.