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Interpreting the Signs

Jacqueline I. Stone

in Right Thoughts at the Last Moment: Buddhism and Deathbed Practices in Early Medieval Japan

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780824856434
eISBN:
9780824872984
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824856434.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

Auspicious signs attesting to particular individuals’ ōjō gave assurance to the bereaved that their dead had indeed achieved the Pure Land. They legitimated the practices of specific religious ... More


Heike Nōkyō as Repertoire: Contextualizing Kiyomori’s Devotional Practice of Copying Sutras

Monika Dix

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/9780824846756.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

In this essay the author concentrates on the exquisitely decorated Heike nōkyō (Sūtras Dedicated by the Heike, 1164), prepared and dedicated by the Heike as they adopted aristocratic sūtra-copying ... More


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