Pure Land Buddhism and the art of photography

Art Jul 5, 2018

Pure Land Buddhism and the art of photography

by Katherine Whatley

Follow the Sumida River southwest from Asakusa and you'll soon reach Kuramae, an old working-class neighborhood filled with small factories, wholesale shops and temples. The area is changing, though, with single origin coffee roasters and stores selling imported pottery sprouting up next to mom-and-pop ...

Demythologizing Pure Land Buddhism

Books / Reviews Aug 27, 2016

Demythologizing Pure Land Buddhism

by Matt Treyvaud

The bulk of "Demythologizing Pure Land Buddhism" is a collection of essays by Rijin Yasuda (1900-1982), a Shin Buddhist thinker in the modernizing tradition of Kiyozawa Manshi (1863-1903). Yasuda "taught a conception of Amida and the Pure Land that made them existential realities in ...

'Tokutechikai Buddhism Art'

Art / Openings Outside Tokyo Jan 8, 2014

'Tokutechikai Buddhism Art'

by Marie Omata

Pure Land Buddhism, which began in India around the 2nd century B.C., offered a path to salvation for those who found difficulties with the more rigorous forms of Buddhist practice. It later spread to China and, by the 6th century, to Japan, where it ...