Japan before Buddhism. by Kidder, J. Edward

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Published by Thames and Hudson in London .

Written in English

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Subjects:

  • Japan -- History -- To 645,
  • Japan -- Antiquities

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Includes bibliography.

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SeriesAncient peoples and places -- v. 10, Ancient peoples and places (Thames and Hudson) -- v. 10.
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Pagination282 p.
Number of Pages282
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Open LibraryOL13573679M
OCLC/WorldCa3726523

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Buddhism is a religion that was founded by Siddhartha Gautama (“The Buddha”) more than 2, years ago in India. With about million followers, scholars consider Buddhism one of.

He claims in the book that before the Pureland Buddhist preaching of Shinran (founder of his branch), Buddhism was purely an elite religion.

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Buddhism Reaches Japan. Before the introduction of Buddhism, Japan was already the seat of various cultural and artistic influences, from the abstract linear decorative art of the indigenous Neolithic Jōmon ( BCE to BCE), to the pottery and bronze of the Yayoi period and the Haniwa art (terracotta clay figures used as funereal objects) of the Kofun period.

This eight-volume set brings together seminal papers in Buddhist studies from a vast range of academic disciplines published over the last forty years. With a new introduction by the editor, this collection is a unique and unrivalled research resource for both student and scholar.

Coverage includes: Buddhist origins; early history of Buddhism in South and Southeast Asia - early Buddhist. Often considered the Buddhism of common people, Jodo is the largest Buddhist school in Japan. Other beliefs unique to Japan While Buddhist monastics in most traditions are required to remain celibate and devoted entirely to religious duties, Japanese Buddhist priests are allowed to marry and take on work outside of the temple.

Although the dawn of the Tokugawa Period saw the warrior-monks crushed, militarism and Buddhism joined forces once more in 20th century Japan, before and during the Second World War.

Infor example, an unordained Buddhist preacher called Nissho Inoue hatched a plot to assassinate major liberal or westernizing political and business figures in Japan so as to restore full political power Author: Kallie Szczepanski. A Cultural History of Japanese Buddhism offers a comprehensive, nuanced, and chronological account of the evolution of Buddhist religion in Japan from the sixth century to the present day.

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Well, long before the arrival of Buddhism, Japan already had its own indigenous religion: Shinto (meaning ‘The Way of The Gods’), said to enshrine the very soul of the Japanese identity. And. Buddhism. Buddhism came to Japan from China in the 6th century, bringing many other aspects of the highly-developed culture of the Asian mainland with it.

The form of Buddhism established in Japan through China is the Mahayana (Great Vehicle), rather than the Theravada Buddhism of India, Sri Lanka, and other southern Asian nations.

book on Japanese Buddhism. The members of the editorial committee are Rev. Shōdō Kobayashi, Rev. Kantai Sakamoto, Rev.

Gisei Tomatsu, and myself. With the kind approval of the JBF Director’s Board, the essence of Japanese Buddhism will be introduced to the degree possi-ble, but due to a limited budget and space some relevant essays were.

Major studies before and after Winternitz` work are exhaustively mentioned. As a reference work also this book is of extreme help to scholars and students alike. The work has been edited by Prof. Ramesh Mathur. Contents Foreword, Preface, I.

General Survey of Buddhism, II. early Buddhism: 1. The Time of the Rise of Buddhism, 2. During the following centuries, Buddhism in Japan developed vigorously. During the 7th to 9th centuries Buddhism enjoyed a “golden age” in China, and Chinese monks brought the newest developments in Buddhism practice as well as scholarships to Japan.

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In the hopes of offering better insight and appreciation of Japan’s temples, it makes sense to have a grasp of the basic principles of Buddhism in Japan and its perspectives of death and the afterlife.

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This affiliation of families with Buddhist temples became so ingrained in the religious and social infrastructure of Japan that it remained the predominant feature of Buddhism in Japan, even after the reversal of this edict in the early Meiji period (–), and led to the curious phrase “funeral Buddhism” (Jap: sōshiki bukkyō.

Arrival of Buddhism in the Yamato Polity. Buddhism in Japan came by way of the Kingdom of Baekje (present-day South Korea). Buddhist monks had visited Japan before the sixth century r, it was only during the tumultuous period of the wars between the Korean kingdoms of Baekje, Silla, and Goguryeo that Buddhism became Japan’s state religion.

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