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Going Round to Visit Kannon-Sama


 
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1. Title Title of document Going Round to Visit Kannon-Sama - Japanese Buddhist Pilgrimage
 
2. Creator Author's name, affiliation, country Michael Pye; Marburg University, (Emeritus) and Otani University; Japan
 
3. Subject Discipline(s) Religious Studies; Buddhism
 
4. Subject Keyword(s) Kannon; Kanzeon; Saikoku; Saikoku; Bandō; Chichibu
 
5. Subject Subject classification Buddhist life & practice (HREP); Buddhist Worship, rites & ceremonies (HRLF); Japan (1FPJ)
 
6. Description Abstract This chapter looks at some of the most well-known Buddhist circulatory pilgrimage routes in Japan, namely those which focus on the bodhisattva Kannon, or Kanzeon. The most famous of the Japanese pilgrimage routes devoted to this bodhisattva is that of the Saikoku Thirty-three Spiritual Sites, reputedly founded in about 718 by the monk Tokudō Shōnin, and many others are modelled on this one. The closest and most important imitations of the Saikoku pilgrimage are known as the Bandō Thirty-three Spiritual Sites, which are a widely dispersed string of temples in eastern Japan, and the Chichibu Thirty-four Spiritual Sites which are located relatively close to each other in and around the city of Chichibu not far from Tokyo. The chapter looks at other Kannon-sama routes, the Izumo, Kamakura and Izu Kannon routes and miniature Kannon-sama routes and at the denominational spread of these routes.






 
7. Publisher Organizing agency, location Equinox Publishing Ltd
 
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9. Date (YYYY-MM-DD) 01-Feb-2015
 
10. Type Status & genre Peer-reviewed Article
 
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12. Format File format PDF
 
13. Identifier Uniform Resource Identifier https://journals.equinoxpub.com/books/article/view/24521
 
14. Identifier Digital Object Identifier 10.1558/equinox.24521
 
15. Source Journal/conference title; vol., no. (year) Equinox eBooks Publishing; Japanese Buddhist Pilgrimage
 
16. Language English=en en
 
18. Coverage Geo-spatial location, chronological period, research sample (gender, age, etc.) Japan
 
19. Rights Copyright and permissions Copyright 2014 Equinox Publishing Ltd