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POPULAR BUDDHISM IN JAPAN: SHIN BUDDHIST RELIGION AND CULTURE (LATITUDE 20 BOOKS

By: Andreasen, Esben

Price: ¥650.00

Publisher: University of Hawaii Press: 1998

Seller ID: RWARE0000045619

ISBN: 0824820282

Condition: Very Good


A copy that has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. "'This book would make a wonderful addition to a university course on Japanese religions, and indeed, to almost any course dealing with Buddhism or japanese history." View more info

BRINGING ZEN HOME: THE HEALING HEART OF JAPANESE WOMEN'S RITUALS

By: Arai, Paula

Price: ¥3,500.00

Publisher: University of Hawaii Press: 2011

Seller ID: RWARE0000045097

ISBN: 0824835352

Condition: Very Good/Good


Healing lies at the heart of Zen in the home, as Paula Arai discovered in h er pioneering research on the ritual lives of Zen Buddhist laywomen. She re veals a vital stream of religious practice that flourishes outside the boun ds of formal institutions through sacred rites that women develop and trans mit to one another. Everyday objects and common materials are used in inven tive ways. For example, polishing cloths, vivified by prayer and mantra rec itation, become potent tools. The creation of beauty through the arts of te a ceremony, calligraphy, poetry, and flower arrangement become rites... View more info

THE CATALPA BOW: A STUDY OF SHAMANISTIC PRACTICES IN JAPAN / EDITION 1

By: Blacker, Carmen

Price: ¥3,500.00

Publisher: Taylor & Francis: 1999

Seller ID: RWARE0000045618

ISBN: 1873410859

Condition: Very Good


A copy that has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. This classic work describes shamanic figures surviving in Japan today, their initiatory dreams, ascetic practices, the supernatural beings with whom they communicate, and the geography of the other world in myth and legend. View more info

SHINRAN'S GOSPEL OF PURE GRACE

By: Bloom, Alfred

Price: ¥1,000.00

Publisher: University of Arizona Press: 1973

Seller ID: RWARE0000045017

ISBN: 0816504059

Condition: Very Good


A copy that has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. View more info

GODS OF MYTH AND STONE;: PHALLICISM IN JAPANESE FOLK RELIGION

By: Czaja, Michael

Price: ¥1,400.00

Publisher: Weatherhill: 1974

Seller ID: RWARE0000045589

ISBN: 0834800950

Condition: Very Good/Good


Gods of Myth and Stone is a pioneering work, the first book in English to d eal comprehensively with the origins and meaning of Japanese phallicism and to stress its pivotal position in Japan's folk religion -- that foundation of beliefs underlying the indigenous cult of Shinto and Japanese religiosi ty in general. View more info

GEDATSU-KAI AND RELIGION IN CONTEMPORARY JAPAN: RETURNING TO THE CENTER (NO DUSTJACKET)

By: Earhart, H Byron

Price: ¥1,400.00

Publisher: Indiana University Press: 2000

Seller ID: RWARE0000045109

ISBN: 0253350077

Condition: Good


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SACRED HIGH CITY, SACRED LOW CITY: A TALE OF RELIGIOUS SITES IN TWO TOKYO N EIGHBORHOODS

By: Heine, Steven

Price: ¥750.00

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA: 2011

Seller ID: RWARE0000044521

ISBN: 0199861447

Condition: Very Good


A copy that has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. In Sacred High City, Sacred Low City, Steven Heine argues that lived religion in Japan functions as an integral part of daily life; any apparent lack of interest masks a fundamental commitment to participating regularly in diverse, though diffused, religious practices. The book uses case studies of religious sites at two representative but contrasting Tokyo neighborhoods as a basis for reflecting on this apparently contradictory quality. In what ways ... View more info

RUDE AWAKENINGS: ZEN, THE KYOTO SCHOOL, & THE QUESTION OF NATIONALISM

By: Heisig, James W.

Price: ¥1,200.00

Publisher: University of Hawaii Press: 1995

Seller ID: RWARE0000044525

ISBN: 082481746X

Condition: Very Good


A copy that has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. View more info

ZEN CULTURE - ROUTLEDGE LIBRARY EDITIONS: NATURAL RESOURCES

By: Hoover, Thomas

Price: ¥500.00

Publisher: Routledge: 2019

Seller ID: RWARE0000044692

ISBN: 041500196X

Condition: Good


Originally published in 1990. This book argues that a better understanding of the social impact of decommissioning - in areas such as jobs, waste, eco nomics, opinion, law, public policy, land-use and legacies - is vital to th e successful application of any technical solution. The issues raised are d ivided into three areas which deal with those problems that have already be en recognized, the questions that decommissioning itself will raise and tho se that may result from likely future developments. The book aims to initia te a process of appraisal by examining several of the more obvious so... View more info

KUKAI: MAJOR WORKS

By: Kūkai

Price: ¥1,500.00

Publisher: Columbia University Press: 1972

Seller ID: RWARE0000045621

ISBN: 0231059337

Condition: Good


Kukai, more commonly known by the honorific Kobo Daishi, was one of the gre at characters in the development of Janpanese culture. He was active in lit erature, engineering, calligraphy, and architecture and is represented in t his work in terms of his major effort--the introduction of esoteric Buddhis m from China, which resulted in the formation of the Shingou sect still act ive in Japan. Eight of his works are presented here. View more info

SHAPERS OF JAPANESE BUDDHISM

By: Kashiwahara, Yusen

Price: ¥1,000.00

Publisher: Kosei Publishing Company: 1994

Seller ID: RWARE0000044746

ISBN: 4333016304

Condition: Very Good


More than thirteen centuries of clergy, laity, and social conditions intera cted to mold Japan's Buddhism. Today's resulting characteristics, which dis tinguish it from its mainland sources, include a proliferation of independe nt sects, emphasis on religion for lay members, and de-emphasis of clerical codes. The twenty main biographies and seventy-five sketches presented in this book reveal both the individual and social aspects of Buddhist evoluti on and in Japan, spanning from the sixth through twentieth centuries. They cover the many separate interchanges that brought Buddhist texts and pr... View more info

THE WARRIOR KOANS: EARLY ZEN IN JAPAN

By: Leggett, Trevor

Price: ¥500.00

Publisher: Penguin Books: 1988

Seller ID: RWARE0000044575

ISBN: 0140190678

Condition: Very Good


A copy that has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. View more info

CHRISTIANITY MADE IN JAPAN: A STUDY OF INDIGENOUS MOVEMENTS / EDITION 1

By: Mullins, Mark R.

Price: ¥1,500.00

Publisher: University of Hawaii Press: 1998

Seller ID: RWARE0000044534

ISBN: 0824821327

Condition: Very Good


A copy that has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. View more info

JAPANESE RELIGION IN THE MODERN CENTURY

By: Murakami, Shigeyoshi

Price: ¥750.00

Publisher: University of Tokyo Press: 1979

Seller ID: RWARE0000044499

ISBN: 0860082601

Condition: Very Good/Very Good


A copy that has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. View more info

A YEAR IN THE LIFE OF A SHINTO SHRINE

By: Nelson, John K.

Price: ¥700.00

Publisher: University of Washington Pre: 1996

Seller ID: RWARE0000044619

ISBN: 0295975008

Condition: Very Good


What we today call Shinto has been at the heart of Japanese culture for alm ost as long as there has been a political entity distinguishing itself as J apan. A Year in the Life of a Shinto Shrine describes the ritual cycle at S uwa Shrine, Nagasaki's major Shinto shrine. Conversations with priests, oth er shrine personnel, and people attending shrine functions supplement John K. Nelson's observations of over fifty shrine rituals and festivals. He eli cits their views on the meaning and personal relevance of the religious eve nts and the place of Shinto and Suwa Shrine in Japanese society, cult... View more info

THE MONKEY AS MIRROR

By: Ohnuki-Tierney, Emiko

Price: ¥750.00

Publisher: Princeton University Press: 1989

Seller ID: RWARE0000045611

ISBN: 069102846X

Condition: Good


This tripartite study of the monkey metaphor, the monkey performance, and t he 'special status' people traces changes in Japanese culture from the eigh th century to the present. During early periods of Japanese history the mon key's nearness to the human-animal boundary made it a revered mediator or a n animal deity closest to humans. Later it became a scapegoat mocked for it s vain efforts to behave in a human fashion. Modern Japanese have begun to see a new meaning in the monkey--a clown who turns itself into an object of laughter while challenging the basic assumptions of Japanese culture ... View more info

THE GOLDEN LAWS

By: Okawa, Ryuho

Price: ¥850.00

Publisher: Lantern Books: 2001

Seller ID: RWARE0000002037

ISBN: 1930051611

Condition: Near Fine


The Golden Laws reveals how Buddha's Plan has been unfolding on Earth, and outlines five thousand years of the secret history of humankind. Once we un derstand the true course of history, through past and present and into the future, we cannot help but become aware of the significance of our spiritua l mission in the present age. View more info

MAKING PILGRIMAGES: MEANING AND PRACTICE IN SHIKOKU

By: Reader, Ian

Price: ¥4,500.00

Publisher: Univ of Hawaii Pr: 2005

Seller ID: RWARE0000044991

ISBN: 0824828763

Condition: Very Good/Very Good


Reader (religious studies, Lancaster U., England) describes the 1,400-kilom eter pilgrimage, visiting 88 temples, around the edge of Shikkoku, the four th largest island in the Japanese archipelago. He is primarily concerned wi th the activities of a variety of actors and forces that have influenced th e development and nature of the pilgrimage, with the landscape and framewor k that shapes it, and with the meanings that are thereby constructed in the eyes of participants. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (book news.com). View more info

NEW WINE: THE CULTURAL SHAPING OF JAPANESE CHRISTIANITY

By: Reid, David

Price: ¥1,500.00

Publisher: Asian Humanities Press: 1991

Seller ID: RWARE0000045620

ISBN: 0895819325

Condition: Good


A ground breaking work, this book begins with a chronology of Japanese Soci oreligious history, Japanese religions, Japanese Christians and their ances tors. It then looks into the relationship between religion and politics in contemporary Japan and the current state of Christianity in Japan. Lucidly written and generously illustrated. View more info

GREAT FOOL: ZEN MASTER RYÅ?KAN; POEMS, LETTERS, AND OTHER WRITINGS

By: Ryokan

Price: ¥1,900.00

Publisher: University of Hawaii Press: 1996

Seller ID: RWARE0000045123

ISBN: 082481777X

Condition: Very Good


A copy that has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. Taigu Ryokan (1759-1831) remains one of the most popular figures in Japanes e Buddhist history. Despite his religious and artistic sophistication, Ryok an referred to himself as "Great Fool" and refused to place himself within the cultural elite of his age. In contrast to the typical Zen master of his time, who presided over a large monastery, trained students, and produced recondite religious treatises, Ryokan followed a life of mendicancy in... View more info