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Japanese Buddhism: A Cultural History

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Buddhism was founded in India more than two thousand years ago, but the Japanese molded it to suit their culture, and it became one of the most enduring and far-reaching cultural and intellectual forces in Japan's history.

The stamp of Japanese Buddhism is unmistakable in the nation's poetry, literature, and art; and the imprint of Japan's indigenous culture is clear from t
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Paperback, 232 pages
Published March 1st 2001 by Kosei Publishing Co
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Very clear, easy introductory to Japanese Buddhism and its many sects. Tamura gives a concise historical overview of Japanese Buddhism while noting important cultural influences which have significantly shaped Japanese society. The final chapter sums up well the entirety of the text.
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