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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

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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

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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

HOW TO COOK YOUR LIFE: FROM THE ZEN KITCHEN TO ENLIGHTENMENT

By: Dogen, Eihei

Price: ¥800.00

Publisher: Shambhala: 2005

Seller ID: RWARE0000048162

ISBN: 1590302915

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 the thirteenth century, Zen master Dogen--perhaps the most significant of all Japanese philosophers, and the founder of the Japanese Soto Zen sect--wrote a practical manual of Instructions for the Zen Cook . In drawing parallels between preparing meals for the Zen monastery and spiritual training, he reveals far more than simply the rules and manners of the Zen kitchen; he teaches us how to "cook," or refine our lives. In this volume Kosho ... View more info

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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

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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

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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

ZEN AND THE WAY OF THE SWORD: ARMING THE SAMURAI PSYCHE / EDITION 1

By: King, Winston L.

Price: ¥650.00

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA: 1996

Seller ID: RWARE0000048256

ISBN: 0195092619

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. Zen--serene, contemplative, a discipline of meditation associated with pain ting, rock gardens, and flower arranging--seems an odd ingredient in the ma rtial psyche of the Japanese samurai. "One who is a samurai must before all things keep constantly in mind...the fact that he has to die," wrote a sev enteenth-century warrior. "That is his chief business." But the demands of that "business," writes Winston King, found the perfe... View more info

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WABI-SABI: FOR ARTISTS, DESIGNERS, POETS & PHILOSOPHERS

By: Koren, Leonard

Price: ¥600.00

Publisher: Stone Bridge Press: 1994

Seller ID: RWARE0000046820

ISBN: 1880656124

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. Wabi-sabi is a beauty of things imperfect, impermanent, and incomplete. It is a beauty of things modest and humble. It is a beauty of things unconventional. The immediate catalyst for this book was a widely publicized tea event in J apan. The Japanese aesthetic of wabi-sabi has long been associated with the tea ceremony, and this event promised to be a profound wabi-sabi experienc e. Hiroshi Teshigahara, the hereditary iemoto (grand master) of the S... View more info

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THE TEACHING OF BUDDHA

By: Kyokai, Bukkyo Dendo

Price: ¥700.00

Publisher: Society for the Promotion of: 2012

Seller ID: RWARE0000048153

ISBN: 4892370118

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. Selections from the basic scriptures of Buddhism. Editorial Reviews About the Author The Society for the Promotion of Buddhism (Bukkyo Dendo Kyokai (BDK)) was founded by the Reverend Dr. Yehan Numata in December 1965, one year after the Mitutoyo Manufacturing Company celebrated its 30th anniversary. With the worldwide success of his company, Dr. Numata decided that the time had come to realize his dream of making the Buddhist teachings more widely a... View more info

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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

THREE AGES OF ZEN: SAMURAI, FEUDAL, AND MODERN

By: Leggett, Trevor

Price: ¥500.00

Publisher: Tuttle Pub: 1993

Seller ID: RWARE0000048179

ISBN: 0804818983

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 unique book is comprised of three texts, translated from the Japanese and compiled to illuminate three ages of Zen in Japan: warrior Zen of crisi s in the 13th century; feudal Zen for 18th-century samurai officials; and m odern Zen in 20th-century Japan. Part One presents translations of koans from the secret records of temples in Kamakura, Japan's first samurai city. Part Two is an inspiring essay based on the analogy that the mind is like a ho... View more info

THE TRUE DHARMA EYE: ZEN MASTER DOGEN'S THREE HUNDRED KOANS

By: Loori, Translator) John Daido (Author

Price: ¥1,400.00

Publisher: Shambhala: 2009

Seller ID: RWARE0000048163

ISBN: 1590304659

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. A collection of three hundred koans compiled by Eihei Dogen, the thirteenth-century founder of Soto Zen in Japan, this book presents readers with a uniquely contemporary perspective on his profound teachings and their relevance for modern Western practitioners of Zen. Following the traditional format for koan collections, John Daido Loori Roshi, an American Zen master, has added his own commentary and accompanying verse for each of Dogen's koans. Zen ... View more info

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ON ZEN PRACTICE: BODY, BREATH, AND MIND

By: Maezumi, Hakuyu Taizan

Price: ¥650.00

Publisher: Wisdom Publications: 2002

Seller ID: RWARE0000047092

ISBN: 086171315X

Condition: Good


This updated landmark volume makes available for the first time in decades the teachings that were formative to a whole generation of American Zen tea chers and students. Conceived as an overarching primer on the practice of Z en, chapters in this volume address every aspect of practice: beginning pra ctice, shikantaza, chanting, sesshin, working with Mu, and the nature of ko ans. In the intervening years since the publication of the earlier edition, countless books have appeared on Zen. Few, if any, have approached the strengths of On Zen Practice as a reference or teaching tool, and the boo... View more info

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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