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Accounts and Images of Six Kannon in Japan

Sherry D. Fowler

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780824856229
eISBN:
9780824872977
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824856229.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

When Kannon (Avalokiteśvara in Sanskrit) appears in multiple manifestations, the compassionate Buddhist deity’s magnificent powers are believed to increase to even greater heights. This book examines ... More


Military Showdown: Ending the War without Two-Front Battles

Yukiko Koshiro

in Imperial Eclipse: Japan's Strategic Thinking about Continental Asia before August 1945

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801451805
eISBN:
9780801467752
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801451805.003.0006
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter studies the nature and degree of Japan's defense preparedness in Kyushu in the summer of 1945. Scholars claim that Japan dramatically expanded its defense forces on Kyushu to anticipate ... More


Instituting Universal Military Service, 1873–1876

D. Colin Jaundrill

in Samurai to Soldier: Remaking Military Service in Nineteenth-Century Japan

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781501703096
eISBN:
9781501706097
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501703096.003.0005
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter presents two mutinies that broke out at army posts in the large Kyūshū prefectures of Kumamoto and Kagoshima. Both incidents resulted in acts of arson and desertion of thousands of ... More


A Vision at Six Kannon Lake and Six Kannon/Six Kami in Kyushu

Sherry D. Fowler

in Accounts and Images of Six Kannon in Japan

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780824856229
eISBN:
9780824872977
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824856229.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

The island of Kyushu has an exceptionally high concentration of documentary and physical evidence of past Six Kannon practice in Japan. The miraculous story of the Six Kannon images that appeared at ... More


Secrecy Preserves and Transforms: The Creation of a Shinto-Shin Tradition

Clark Chilson

in Secrecy's Power: Covert Shin Buddhists in Japan and Contradictions of Concealment

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824838393
eISBN:
9780824868420
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824838393.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter examines how secrecy can confer protection against persecution by focusing on the case of Kirishimakō, a covert Shin tradition that developed in southern Kyushu in the Edo period and ... More


The Road to Edo (and Back)

Constantine Nomikos Vaporis

in Tour of Duty: Samurai, Military Service in Edo, and the Culture of Early Modern Japan

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824832056
eISBN:
9780824868789
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824832056.003.0003
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter contests the popular notion that since alternate attendance continued largely unchanged for more than two centuries, the daimyo's performance of them did likewise. The routes taken by ... More


Final Reflections

Philip C. Brown

in Cultivating Commons: Joint Ownership of Arable Land in Early Modern Japan

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824833923
eISBN:
9780824871710
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824833923.003.0009
Subject:
History, Asian History

This concluding chapter asserts that the book's analyses demonstrate that one cannot get a sense of transformations in landownership rights across Japan without conducting regional and local studies ... More


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