Note sulla storia della ricezione dell’estetica di Croce in Giappone

The history of receptions of Croce’s Aesthetics in Japan involved first some of the most famous novelists of the Taishō era and then philosophers and historians specializing in Italian philosophy. In this article, through the analysis of the cases of writers such as Abe Jirō, Akutagawa Ryūnosuke, KawabataYasunari, Aoki Iwao and Hani Gorō, I will attempt to outline a particular history of modern Japan’s encounter with the West.