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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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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

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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

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WABI SABI: THE ART OF EVERYDAY LIFE

By: Durston, Diane

Price: ¥600.00

Publisher: Storey Books: 2006

Seller ID: RWARE0000045963

ISBN: 1580176283

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. Embrace tranquil simplicity, rustic elegance, and imperfect beauty. Diane Durston's meditation on the Japanese philosophy of wabi sabi will inspire you to focus on the blessings hiding in your daily life. Celebrating the way things are rather than how they should be, Durston encourages you to bask in the subtle joys of the natural world and cultivate an appreciation for everyday objects. Step back from the hectic modern world and find enjoyment and gr... 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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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

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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

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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 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

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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

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ZEN TRAINING: METHODS AND PHILOSOPHY

By: Sekida, Katsuki

Price: ¥700.00

Publisher: Shambhala: 2005

Seller ID: RWARE0000047093

ISBN: 1590302834

Condition: Very Good


Zen Training is a comprehensive handbook for zazen, seated meditation pract ice, and an authoritative presentation of the Zen path. The book marked a t urning point in Zen literature in its critical reevaluation of the enlighte nment experience, which the author believes has often been emphasized at th e expense of other important aspects of Zen training. In addition, Zen Trai ning goes beyond the first flashes of enlightenment to explore how one live s as well as trains in Zen. The author also draws many significant parallel s between Zen and Western philosophy and psychology, comparing tradi... View more info

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TANTRA OF THE TACHIKAWA RYU: SECRET SEX TEACHINGS OF THE BUDDHA

By: Stevens, John

Price: ¥700.00

Publisher: Stone Bridge Press: 2010

Seller ID: RWARE0000044745

ISBN: 1933330880

Condition: Near Fine


In excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlig hting. The spine remains undamaged. The Tachikawa Ryu is a legendary secret Buddhist sect that taught: "The hig hest spiritual attainments are best achieved through the physical act of se x." The sect was banished in Japan and went underground hundreds of years a go, but many believe that it is still active. Scholar John Stevens provides ?based on actual events, hidden texts, and authentic Tantric tradition-the first explication in English of Tachikawa Ryu teachings, in the form of a s ymbolic narrative about t... View more info