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Hell-bent for heaven in Tateyama mandara : painting and religious practice at a Japanese mountain

Author: Caroline Hirasawa
Publisher: Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2013.
Series: Japanese visual culture, v. 6.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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During the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries priests from the Tateyama mountain area (Toyama Prefecture) brought paintings of the mountain, called Tateyama mandara, on campaigns throughout Japan  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Art
In art
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Caroline Hirasawa
ISBN: 9789004203358 9004203354
OCLC Number: 864752758
Description: xi, 260 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm.
Contents: Two towns and the Tateyama kami --
Ascending: Tateyama mandara, the foundation legend, and Amida --
Falling: hell at Tateyama --
Spaces of salvation.
Series Title: Japanese visual culture, v. 6.
Responsibility: by Caroline Hirasawa.

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"Caroline Hirasawa ... [is] to be commended for producing an important and beautiful book. ... many passages enrich our understanding of the general history of Japanese Buddhist art. The discussion Read more...

 
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