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Going Round to Other Divinities


 
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1. Title Title of document Going Round to Other Divinities - 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) Seven Gods of Good Fortune; Shintō; patriotic shrines; Good Fortune Visit to Eight Shrines
 
5. Subject Subject classification Buddhist life & practice (HREP); Buddhist Worship, rites & ceremonies (HRLF); Japan (1FPJ)
 
6. Description Abstract This chapter looks first at Buddhist pilgrimage in the wider field of Japanese religion. The Seven Gods of Good Fortune (shichifukujin) are among the most accessible of all the divinities in Japan and their individual shrines, usually of relatively modest size, are places at which visitors perform a simple devotional visit. The chapter then turns to the phenomenon of circulatory pilgrimages made to a specific number of Shintō shrines and to patriotic shrine pilgrimages associated with sites at which the imperial household is held in particular reverence. It looks at the example of a pilgrimage in Tokyo round linked Shintō shrines known as Hassha Fukumairi (Good Fortune Visit to Eight Shrines) as well as other Shintō shrine circuits.


 
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/24524
 
14. Identifier Digital Object Identifier 10.1558/equinox.24524
 
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