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“Carried with Jizō Bosatsu”: Mizuko Kuyō in Japanese-American Communities

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/9780195371932.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society, Buddhism

Beginning in the 1950s, Japanese-American Buddhist temples were the first communities to import mizuko kuyō to the United States. Some Buddhist groups, such as Jōdo Shinshū and Sōka Gakkai oppose the ... More


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