« 2017. #2 (134)

The Ethnology Notebooks. 2017, 2 (134), 427—433

UDK 746.4(520) + 951(520)



Rybalko Svitlana, PHD in Art Studies, professor,

Head of the Department of Art, Literary Studies and Linguistics

of the Kharkiv State Academy of Culture

Bursatskyi uzviz, 4, Kharkiv, 61057, Ukraine,

Contacts: Tel. (057) 7311385; e-mail:

Abstract. The article deals with Japanese amulets, so­called senninbari, in the context of the history of everyday life during the World War II, highlights the history and semantics of senninbari, a reflection of the protective belts making tradition in the visual arts. The article draws upon the author’s expeditions to Japan in 2005—2013, family archives, museums, and private collections of Japan, Europe, and USA.

Keywords: World War II, Sino­Japanese war, ethnography of war, senninbari, art of Japan.

Received 26.01.2017


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