Mourning the Unborn Dead: A Buddhist Ritual Comes to America

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Mourning the Unborn Dead a Buddhist Ritual Comes to America - Wilson, Jeff

Many Western visitors to Japan have been struck by the numerous cemeteries for aborted fetuses, which are characterized by throngs of images of the Bodhisattva Jizo, usually dressed in red baby aprons or other baby garments, and each dedicated to an individual fetus. Abortion is common in Japan and as a consequence one of the frequently performed ...

Mourning the Unborn Dead a Buddhist Ritual Comes to America 2008, Oxford University Press, USA, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780195371932

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