Shinzō: Hachiman Imagery and Its Development
Harvard Univ Asia Center, 1985 - Social Science - 135 pages
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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