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Mount Fuji : icon of Japan

Author: H Byron Earhart
Publisher: Columbia, South Carolina : University of South Carolina Press, 2015. ©2015
Series: Studies in comparative religion (Columbia, S.C.)
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The first comprehensive English-language study of the evolving religious and aesthetic symbolism of the world's most famous mountain.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Earhart, H. Byron.
Mount Fuji : icon of Japan.
Columbia, South Carolina : University of South Carolina Press, ©2015
xx, 238 pages
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: H Byron Earhart
ISBN: 9781611171112 1611171113
OCLC Number: 967754213
Description: 1 online resource (270 pages) : illustrations (some color).
Contents: Cover; Title; Copyright; Contents; List of Illustrations; Series Editor's Preface; Acknowledgments; Preface: Invitation to Fuji; A Note on Japanese Names and Terms and on Citations; Part 1 The Power and Beauty of a Mountain; 1 The Power of the Volcano: Fire and Water; The Story of a Mountain: Natural and Cultural; From Volcano to Sacred Mountain; 2 The Beauty of the Ideal Mountain: Early Poetry and Painting; Fuji in Early Writing; Fuji in Classical Painting; 3 Asceticism: Opening the Mountain; Fuji Pioneers: En no Gyoja and Matsudai Shonin; Shugendo: Fuji as an Ascetic Otherworld. Part 2 The Dynamics of a Cosmic Mountain4 The Mountain Becomes the World; Kakugyo: Rebirth from Fuji; Minuki: Fuji as a Mountain Mandala; 5 Touchstone of Ethical Life; Jikigyo Miroku: From Oil Merchant to Religious Reformer; Fasting to Death on Fuji and Transformation of Society; 6 Cosmic Model and World Renewal; Fujido: Fuji as a Cosmic Mountain; Furikawari: The ""Way of Fuji"" as the Revolution of Society; Colour Plate; 7 Pilgrimage Confraternities: People Come to the Mountain; The ""Eight Hundred and Eight"" Fujiko; Fujiko: Pilgrimage to the Mountain. 8 Miniature Fuji: The Mountain Comes to the PeopleFujiko: Enshrining the Mountain; Fujizuka: Creating Miniature Fuji; Part 3 Fuji as Visual Ideal and Political Idea; 9 Woodblock Prints and Popular Arts; Ukiyo-e: Fuji in the Floating World of Japan; Ukiyo-e: Fuji in the Floating World of Hiroshige and Hokusai; Fuji as Decoration and Souvenir; 10 Western ""Discovery"" of Woodblock Prints; Ukiyo-e: Fuji in the Floating World of Japonisme; ""Japonaiserie Forever""; Japanese ""Rediscovery"" of Woodblock Prints; 11 The Enduring Image of Fuji in Modern Times. Giving Form to Japan's Identity: Fuji and the Ideology of NationalismFraming Japan's Identity: Money and Postage Stamps; Part 4 Fuji Devotion in Contemporary Japan; 12 A Contemporary Fujiko; The Decline of Fujiko in Modern Times; Miyamotoko: Edo Customs in Tokyo; 13 New Religions and Fuji; Maruyamakyo: The Crater of Fuji as a Mecca; Gedatsukai: Old Traditions in a New Religion; 14 Surveying Contemporary Fuji Belief and Practice; Statistics and Personal Statements on Fuji Spirituality; Three Views of Fuji; Part 5 Fuji the Flexible Symbol; 15 War and Peace; The Mobilization of Fuji. Fuji as the Emblem of Peace16 The Future of an Icon; Stereotype and Commercial Logo, Erotica and Exotica; Secular Image and Patriotic Mantra; Epilogue: Descent from the Mountain; Appendix: Sino-Japanese Characters; Notes; Bibliography; Index; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; Q; R; S; T; U; V; W; Y.
Series Title: Studies in comparative religion (Columbia, S.C.)
Responsibility: H. Byron Earhart.

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