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A Mountain Set Apart: Female Exclusion, Buddhism, and Tradition at Modern Ominesan, Japan

@inproceedings{Dewitt2015AMS,
  title={A Mountain Set Apart: Female Exclusion, Buddhism, and Tradition at Modern Ominesan, Japan},
  author={Lindsey E. Dewitt},
  year={2015}
}
  • Lindsey E. Dewitt
  • Published 2015
  • Geography
  • Author(s): DEWITT, LINDSEY E. | Advisor(s): Bodiford, William M | Abstract: Religious tradition has long dictated the exclusion of women from Sanjōgatake, a sacred peak in the Ōminesan 大峰山 range, southern Nara 奈良Prefecture. Today, Ōminesan is a place where activities ranging from tourism to religious austerities all recognize, implicitly or explicitly, a “1300-year-old tradition” of female exclusion (nyonin kinsei 女人禁制, nyonin kekkai 女人結界) from the mountain. At the heart of this study is a… CONTINUE READING
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