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The “Vulgar” Verse

in Murmured Conversations: A Treatise on Poetry and Buddhism by the Poet-Monk Shinkei

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804748636
eISBN:
9780804779395
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804748636.003.0029
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

Bonzoku is a Buddhist term which, in the secular sense, means “dull, trite, commonplace, common, vulgar, inferior, and mediocre.” Shinkei offers examples of vulgarity in conception or feeling ... More


Ancient and Middle-Period Renga

in Murmured Conversations: A Treatise on Poetry and Buddhism by the Poet-Monk Shinkei

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804748636
eISBN:
9780804779395
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804748636.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This chapter constitutes Shinkei's most important statement in Sasamegoto I on linking (tsukeai) in renga. Here, he argues that the link between verses has priority over the words of each verse. For ... More


Criticism is a Function of One's Own Limitations

in Murmured Conversations: A Treatise on Poetry and Buddhism by the Poet-Monk Shinkei

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804748636
eISBN:
9780804779395
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804748636.003.0024
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

Shinkei argues that unless the poet has a profound understanding of the Way, he is incapable of making a criticism of superior work. In this chapter, he insists that mere competence or skill (jōzu, ... More


Valorizing the Deviant or Obscure

in Murmured Conversations: A Treatise on Poetry and Buddhism by the Poet-Monk Shinkei

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804748636
eISBN:
9780804779395
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804748636.003.0027
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This chapter considers the tendency of rustic poets to dismiss those verses that differ from their own as obscure or deviant. It discusses the idea of pluralism and the notion that a limited mind is ... More


Spirituality and Aging in the San Francisco Japanese Community

Ronald Y. Nakasone

in Religion and Healing in America

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195167962
eISBN:
9780199850150
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195167962.003.0014
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Although Japanese and Japanese Americans believe in and rely on the efficacy of modern medical practices and pharmacology, their cultural traditions are important resources for health maintenance, ... More


In Place of a Conclusion: Kokoro and the Age of Melodrama

in An Age of Melodrama: Family, Gender, and Social Hierarchy in the Turn-of-the-Century Japanese Novel

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804757775
eISBN:
9780804779623
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804757775.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This chapter argues that Natsume Sōseki's novel Kokoro can be considered as an ending of the melodramatic imagination. It explains that this work invoked melodrama in order to examine it as a ... More


The Character of the Work of the Early Masters

in Murmured Conversations: A Treatise on Poetry and Buddhism by the Poet-Monk Shinkei

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804748636
eISBN:
9780804779395
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804748636.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

According to Shinkei, a proper link is based on the meaning, conception, or feeling (kokoro) of the maeku, not on its words (kotoba) or external configuration (sugata). For Shinkei, the renga link is ... More


The Style of Ineffable Depth (Yūgen)

in Murmured Conversations: A Treatise on Poetry and Buddhism by the Poet-Monk Shinkei

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804748636
eISBN:
9780804779395
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804748636.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

In Sasamegoto, Shinkei expresses the view that yūgen, a major aesthetic ideal of the medieval period, is primarily a state of mind and spirit (kokoro) rather than a matter of graceful or refined ... More


Learning and the Study of Renga

in Murmured Conversations: A Treatise on Poetry and Buddhism by the Poet-Monk Shinkei

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804748636
eISBN:
9780804779395
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804748636.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

A quoted passage in Lord Teika's Kindai shūka (Superior Poems of Our Time) holds the clue to the question of whether he actually intended the “pre-Kampyō” period to cover both the age of “the six ... More


The Close Link and the Distant Link

in Murmured Conversations: A Treatise on Poetry and Buddhism by the Poet-Monk Shinkei

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804748636
eISBN:
9780804779395
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804748636.003.0034
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

The structural continuity and discontinuity of a waka poem are known as the Close Link (shinku) and the Distant Link (soku), respectively. Most people cannot discern this distinction and are thus ... More


The Central Place of Grace [en] in the Poetic Process

in Murmured Conversations: A Treatise on Poetry and Buddhism by the Poet-Monk Shinkei

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804748636
eISBN:
9780804779395
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804748636.003.0042
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This chapter, considered one of the most important in Sasamegoto, includes the frequently cited passage on the medieval religio-aesthetic ideal of spiritual grace (kokoro no en). Spiritual grace is a ... More


Aesthetics

James W. Heisig, Thomas P. Kasulis, and John C. Maraldo (eds)

in Japanese Philosophy: A Sourcebook

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824835521
eISBN:
9780824870270
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824835521.003.0013
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This section provides an overview of aesthetics as a field of Japanese philosophy. It was Nishi Amane who introduced the field of aesthetics to Japan through his 1877 work, The Theory of Aesthetics, ... More


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