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Immigrant Gods on the Road to Jindō

Michael Como

in Weaving and Binding: Immigrant Gods and Female Immortals in Ancient Japan

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824829575
eISBN:
9780824870560
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824829575.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

This chapter traces the role of the Hata, an immigrant kinship group from the Korean kingdom of Silla, in the complex interactions between rulers, kami, and buddhas during the Nara and early Heian ... More


Dōji, Saichō, and the Post–Nihon Shoki Shōtoku Cult

Michael Como

in Shōtoku: Ethnicity, Ritual, and Violence in the Japanese Buddhist Tradition

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195188615
eISBN:
9780199851751
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195188615.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

The monk Dōji was one of the pre-eminent intellectuals of his day and quite possibly an editor of the Nihon shoki. In addition to being one of the chief architects of Buddhist-state relations of the ... More


Introduction

James L. Ford

in Jōkei and Buddhist Devotion in Early Medieval Japan

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195188141
eISBN:
9780199850976
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195188141.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter first sets out the focus of the book, namely the neglected and perhaps, at times, misrepresented figure of Jōkei (1155-1213), a prominent monk of the Hossō school. The broader aim is to ... More


Text and Author

Sonja Arntzen and Itō Moriyuki

in The Sarashina Diary: A Woman's Life in Eleventh-Century Japan

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231167185
eISBN:
9780231537452
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231167185.003.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter focuses on the text and the author of Sarashina Diary, one of six major literary diaries from Japan's mid-Heian period, roughly 900 to 1100. The other five are the Tosa Diary by Ki no ... More


Introduction

in Eccentric Spaces, Hidden Histories: Narrative, Ritual, and Royal Authority from The Chronicles of Japan to The Tale of the Heike

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804751582
eISBN:
9780804767644
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804751582.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This introductory chapter discusses the theme of this volume which is about The Tale of the Heike and its medieval world. This volume explores the yin-yang and Daoist ideas in the Nara and early ... More


Play as a Formative Element of Culture

Michal Daliot-Bul

in License to Play: The Ludic in Japanese Culture

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824839406
eISBN:
9780824868994
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824839406.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter offers a historical reconstruction of how play was given a founding role in the lifestyles of three different social cohorts that have greatly influenced the molding of the cultural ... More


Reconstructing Six Kannon from the Tenth to the Twelfth Centuries

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/9780824856229.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

In the tenth century Tendai and Shingon School monks adopted and modified six types of Guanyin found in early Chinese texts, especially Mohe zhiguan, into a cult in Japan. As the monks promoted the ... More


Gifting Melons to the Shining Prince: Food in the Late Heian Court Imagination

Takeshi Watanabe

in Devouring Japan: Global Perspectives on Japanese Culinary Identity

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
April 2018
ISBN:
9780190240400
eISBN:
9780190240448
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190240400.003.0003
Subject:
History, Asian History, Cultural History

This chapter focuses on solving the mystery of cuisine during the Heian period (794–1185), Japan’s classical age, when court literature, poetry, and arts flourished. While literature from the era ... More


Weaving and Binding: Immigrant Gods and Female Immortals in Ancient Japan

Michael Como

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824829575
eISBN:
9780824870560
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824829575.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

Among the most exciting developments in the study of Japanese religion over the past two decades has been the discovery of tens of thousands of ritual vessels, implements, and scapegoat dolls ... More


Blurring the Lines: Repositioning the Heike

Mikael S. Adolphson and Anne Commons

in Lovable Losers: The Heike in Action and Memory

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824846756
eISBN:
9780824868246
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824846756.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This essay, by the editors, draws from the various chapters to address the larger goals of the volume of contextualizing and deconstructing images of the Heike (or Ise Taira) from the time of their ... More


Ritual, Moral Personhood, and Spirit Possession in The Tale of Genji

James McMullen

in Murasaki Shikibu's The Tale of Genji: Philosophical Perspectives

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780190654979
eISBN:
9780190655013
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190654979.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, General

The eponymous hero of The Tale of Genji has been frequently described as promiscuous and morally reprobate. This essay explores the construction of selfhood in the novel and suggests that Genji goes ... More


The Structure of Genji’s Career: Myth, Politics, and Pride

Royall Tyler

in Murasaki Shikibu's The Tale of Genji: Philosophical Perspectives

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780190654979
eISBN:
9780190655013
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190654979.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, General

The hero of The Tale of Genji is famous or infamous above all as a lover and a seductive master of the courtly arts. The political aspects of his career are not as well recognized, perhaps because ... More


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