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Buddhist Rainmaking in Early Japan: The Dragon King and the Ritual Careers of Esoteric Monks
  • B. Ruppert
  • History
  • History of Religions
  • 1 November 2002
Originally, when the Thus-Come One [Buddha] came to Wu-ch'ang to proselytize, the dragon king [there] was angry and made a great wind and rain.... The dragon king resided in a pond to the west of theExpand
Jewel in the Ashes: Buddha Relics and Power in Early Medieval Japan
This study addresses the relationship between the veneration of Buddha relics and the appropriation of power in early medieval Japan. Focusing on the ninth to the 14th centuries, it analyses the waysExpand
Religion in medieval Japan
Buddhism and law in Japan
Constructing Histories, Thinking Ritual Gatherings, and Rereading “Native” Religion: A Review of Recent Books Published in Japanese on Premodern Japanese Religion (Part Two)
(ProQuest: ... denotes non-US-ASCII text omitted.)Histories of Premodern Japanese ReligionWe can start with Yoshida Kazuhiko's ... Kodai Bukky? o yominaosu ... (Tokyo: Yoshikawa K?bunkan, 2006),Expand
Sin or Crime? Buddhism, Indebtedness, and the Construction of Social Relations in Early Medieval Japan
This study examines the history of the use of the Buddhist discourse of the four objects of indebtedness (shion) to establish that its introduction provided the basis for a novel taxonomy of socialExpand
Emptiness and Temporality: Buddhism and Medieval Japanese Poetics (review)
sexual intercourse between supernatural creatures and human women; criticism of mountain ascetics; and resentment against both the throne and the northern Fujiwara. In other words, Li advancesExpand