Shinzō: Hachiman Imagery and Its Development

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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 4
7
Aesthetic Dimensions
14
Religious Dimensions
26
Hachiman Cult and Image
35
Shinzō of the Ninth and Tenth Centuries
56
Conclusion
88
Abbreviations Used in the Notes
95
Bibliography
109
Glossary
119
Index
127
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