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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


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


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