Shinzō: Hachiman Imagery and Its Development

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Harvard Univ Asia Center, 1985 - Art - 135 pages
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A major contribution to a neglected facet of Japanese art and religion, one of historical importance. Mrs. Kanda selects one lineage of forms, the deity Hachiman, which throws light on the entire phenomenon of the role of figural imagery in Shinto.
  

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Contents

Introduction
1
The Genesis of Shinzo
7
Aesthetic Dimensions
14
Religious Dimensions
26
Hachiman Cult and Image
35
Shinzo of the Ninth and Tenth Centuries
51
Shinzo of the Eleventh and Twelfth
61
Shinzo in the Kamakura Period
72
Conclusion
88
Abbreviations Used in the Notes
95
Bibliography
109
Glossary
119
Index
127
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