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Author Kamata, Tōji, 1951- author.

Title Myth and deity in Japan : the interplay of Kami and Buddhas / Kamata Tōji ; translated by Gaynor Sekimori.

Publication Info. Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo : Japan Publishing Industry Foundation for Culture, March 2017.


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library Non-Fiction    299.56 KAM    Available
Edition First edition.
Description xi, 217 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm.
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Series Japan library
Japan library (Shuppan Bunka Sangyō Shinkō Zaidan)
Summary "Shinto is a tradition native to Japan that arose naturally on the eastern fringe of the Eurasian continent and was woven over many years into the fabric of people's everyday lives. When Buddhism entered the country in the sixth century, the two religions--rather than competing with or seeking to marginalize the other--coalesced, embracing many other folk deities as well to create a singular combinatory religious culture that continues to permeate Japan's cultural life today. This English translation of a book originally written in Japanese by one of the country's most knowledgeable, penetrating, and eclectic scholars of Japanese religion and spirituality presents an engaging overview of the country's religious legacy, as well as offering insights into how religion can become a force for peaceful coexistence, rather than violent extremism"--Back cover.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 197-207) and index.
Contents The mechanism of combination -- The encounter of Shinto and Buddhism in the early Japanese state -- The new Buddhism of the Heian period -- Kami and Buddhas in the medieval period -- Nativist studies and a new view of Kami-Buddha combination -- Epilogue : toward a new Kami-Buddha combination.
Language This book is a translation of Kami to hotoke no deau kuni (Kadokawa Corporation, 2009).
Note Originally published: Tokyo : Kadokawa Gakugei Shuppan, 2009.
Subject Shinto -- Relations -- Buddhism.
Buddhism -- Relations -- Shinto.
Japan -- Religion.
Added Author Sekimori, Gaynor, translator.
Added Title Kami to hotoke no deau kuni. English
Interplay of Kami and Buddhas
ISBN 9784916055842
Standard No. 1920014039003

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