Prayer and Play in Late Tokugawa Japan: Asakusa Sensoji and EDO Society

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Prayer and Play in Late Tokugawa Japan: Asakusa Sensoji and EDO Society - Hur, Nam-Lin

The unique amalgam of prayer and play at the Sensoji temple in Edo is often cited as proof of the "degenerate Buddhism" of the Tokugawa period. This investigation of the economy and cultural politics of Sensoji, however, shows that its culture of prayer and play reflected changes taking place in Tokugawa Japan, particularly in the city of Edo. Hur ...

Prayer and Play in Late Tokugawa Japan: Asakusa Sensoji and EDO Society 2000, Harvard University Press, Cambridge

ISBN-13: 9780674002401

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