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THE IDEOLOGY OF LANDSCAPE AND THE THEATER OF STATE : INSEI PILGRIMAGE TO KUMANO (1090-1220)
The Kumano shrines were among the most popular pilgrimage sites of medieval Japan, drawing devotees across geographic, sectarian, class, and gender barriers. Yet this pilgrimage, which is often seen
Buddhist Materiality: A Cultural History of Objects in Japanese Buddhism (review)
Published by the Harvard-Yenching Institute HJAS 70.2 (2010): 555–559 were debated almost exclusively by monastics.) But some insisted on the intrinsic value of the ludic. When behaving/playing in
The Teeth and Claws of the Buddha: Monastic Warriors and Sōhei in Japanese History (review)
that would see the central aristocracy surrender power to local warriors, contends, by contrast, that the ties between center and periphery remained strong, that the court did not withdraw into its
Demonology and Eroticism: Islands of Women in the Japanese Buddhist Imagination
The demonic female, an object of male anxiety and desire, has long been a stock character in Japanese Buddhist literature. This article examines two female realms in the Japanese literary and visual
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