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Hokkeji and the Reemergence of Female Monastic Orders in Premodern Japan

Lori R. Meeks

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824833947
eISBN:
9780824870737
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824833947.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

Hokkeji, an ancient Nara temple that once stood at the apex of a state convent network established by Queen-Consort Komyo (701–760), possesses a history that in some ways is bigger than itself. Its ... More


Social and Economic Life at Hokkeji and Its Branch Convents

Lori Meeks

in Hokkeji and the Reemergence of Female Monastic Orders in Premodern Japan

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824833947
eISBN:
9780824870737
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824833947.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter examines social and economic life at Hokkeji during the height of its medieval restoration. Surviving records suggest that the women who entered the convent as nuns, novices, and members ... More


Ritual Life at Medieval Hokkeji

Lori Meeks

in Hokkeji and the Reemergence of Female Monastic Orders in Premodern Japan

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824833947
eISBN:
9780824870737
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824833947.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter focuses on the ritual life of the medieval Hokkeji community. The study and performance of ritual served Hokkeji nuns on a number of levels. It was through ritual practice that Hokkeji ... More


Epilogue

Lori Meeks

in Hokkeji and the Reemergence of Female Monastic Orders in Premodern Japan

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824833947
eISBN:
9780824870737
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824833947.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This epilogue reflects upon the place of Hokkeji and its medieval restoration in the wider history of women's religiosity in premodern Japan. The story of Hokkeji's medieval restoration offers clear ... More


Introduction

Lori Meeks

in Hokkeji and the Reemergence of Female Monastic Orders in Premodern Japan

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824833947
eISBN:
9780824870737
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824833947.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This introductory chapter provides a background of the revival of women's monasticism in Japan. During the second month of the first year of the Kenchō era (1249), twelve women received the complete ... More


Pilgrimage, Popular Devotion, and the Reemergence of Hokkeji

Lori Meeks

in Hokkeji and the Reemergence of Female Monastic Orders in Premodern Japan

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824833947
eISBN:
9780824870737
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824833947.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter traces the history of Hokkeji's medieval revival. The medieval restoration of Hokkeji first emerged as an effort to revive the memory of Kōmyō and to create a center for popular devotion ... More


Envisioning Nuns: Views from the Court

Lori Meeks

in Hokkeji and the Reemergence of Female Monastic Orders in Premodern Japan

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824833947
eISBN:
9780824870737
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824833947.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter focuses on the women involved in the medieval restoration of Hokkeji, many of which served as ladies-in-waiting under powerful royal women. As former ladies-in-waiting, they were well ... More


Hokkeji’s Place in Eison’s Vinaya Revival Movement

Lori Meeks

in Hokkeji and the Reemergence of Female Monastic Orders in Premodern Japan

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824833947
eISBN:
9780824870737
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824833947.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter discusses Hokkeji's relationship with Eison and his widely popular movement to revive both the Ritsu school itself and the monastic practice of upholding the vinaya laws. Hokkeji's place ... More


Representations of Women and Gender in Ritsu Literature

Lori Meeks

in Hokkeji and the Reemergence of Female Monastic Orders in Premodern Japan

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824833947
eISBN:
9780824870737
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824833947.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter examines representations of the nuns' order and its place in the Ritsu hierarchy, paying particular attention to the degree to which monks and nuns employed different language when ... More


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