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 Women and Dōgen: Rituals Actualizing Empowerment and Healing

Paula K. R. Arai

in Zen Ritual: Studies of Zen Theory in Practice

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780195304671
eISBN:
9780199866861
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195304671.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

Chapter 6 engages in ethnographic study of rituals practiced by nuns in the contemporary Sōtō sect of Zen. Through surveys and interviews conducted among Sōtō nuns in the Nagoya area of Japan, Arai ... More


“A Shadow in the Heart”: Mizuko Kuyō in Convert American Zen

Jeff Wilson

in Mourning the Unborn Dead: A Buddhist Ritual Comes to America

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195371932
eISBN:
9780199870967
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195371932.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society, Buddhism

This chapter examines the growing performance of mizuko kuyō-related rituals — often referred to as “water baby ceremonies” — in convert American Zen centers. Since the late 1970s and increasingly ... More


Women in Atomic Bomb Narratives: Hagiography, Alterity, and Non-Nomological Ethics

Yuki Miyamoto

in Beyond the Mushroom Cloud: Commemoration, Religion, and Responsibility after Hiroshima

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780823240500
eISBN:
9780823240548
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823240500.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Literature

This last chapter examines the way in which survivors and non-survivors alike attempt to hand down the experiences of the atomic bombing, particularly through popular media. These atomic bomb ... More


Sanshō Dayū

R. Keller Kimbrough

in Wondrous Brutal Fictions: Eight Buddhist Tales from the Early Japanese Puppet Theater

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231146586
eISBN:
9780231518338
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231146586.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

Sanshō Dayū is a Buddhist tale from the seventeenth-century Japanese sekkyō and ko-jōruri puppet theaters. It represents a relatively older form of sekkyō. In performing the narrative, the sekkyō ... More


Karukaya

R. Keller Kimbrough

in Wondrous Brutal Fictions: Eight Buddhist Tales from the Early Japanese Puppet Theater

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231146586
eISBN:
9780231518338
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231146586.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

Karukaya is the oldest dated sekkyō shōhon. Published by Jōruriya Kiemon, Karukaya tells the story of the monastic hero Karukaya who sends his son Ishidōmaru away without telling him who he is and ... More


Architectural, Iconographic, and Doctrinal Features of Mizuko Kuyō

Bardwell L. Smith

in Narratives of Sorrow and Dignity: Japanese Women, Pregnancy Loss, and Modern Rituals of Grieving

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199942138
eISBN:
9780199345915
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199942138.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Introduces reader to the architecture, iconography, and doctrine of Hasedera, a prominent Buddhist temple in Kamakura. This temple provides a graphic example of how pre-modern and contemporary forms ... More


Rituals of Affliction: An Invitation to Sobriety

Bardwell L. Smith

in Narratives of Sorrow and Dignity: Japanese Women, Pregnancy Loss, and Modern Rituals of Grieving

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199942138
eISBN:
9780199345915
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199942138.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Locates human experiences of pain, suffering, and death on a wider screen. Because issues involving ancestors and rituals surrounding death are ordinarily couched in cosmological language that rarely ... More


Spirited Away

Mutsuo Takahashi

in Twelve Views from the Distance

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816672776
eISBN:
9781452948157
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816672776.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This chapter focuses on the events in Takahashi Mutsuo’s childhood where his mother, Hisako, returned to Japan after a year of absence. It talks about religious practices in Mutsuo’s household that ... More


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