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The Yuima-e as Theatre of the State

Bauer, M (2011) The Yuima-e as Theatre of the State. Japanese Journal of Religious Studies, 38 (1). 161 - 179 (18). ISSN 0304-1042

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Abstract

This article analyzes a twelfth-century session of the Yuima-e at Kofukuji as a stage of history to determine the institutional and factional background of its participants. In order to do this, the format of the Yuima-e as it was held in the twelfth century is presented, followed by a study of primary materials related to the 1196 session of this annual ritual. The article then examines the Sanne joichiki, the personal notes of the Todaiji monk Sosho, and diaries, to conclude that these sessions can indeed be considered "theatres of the state" in which the connection between Kuroda Toshio's concepts of kenmon and kenmitsu taisei can be found.

Item Type: Article
Copyright, Publisher and Additional Information: © 2011, Nanzan Institute for Religion and Culture. This is an author produced version of a paper published in Japanese Journal of Religious Studies. Uploaded with permission from the publisher.
Institution: The University of Leeds
Academic Units: The University of Leeds > Faculty of Arts (Leeds) > School of Modern Languages and Cultures (Leeds) > East Asian Studies (Leeds)
Depositing User: Symplectic Publications
Date Deposited: 22 Nov 2012 10:23
Last Modified: 06 Jun 2014 16:55
Published Version: http://nirc.nanzan-u.ac.jp/publications/jjrs/jjrsM...
Status: Published
Publisher: Nanzan Institute for Religion and Culture
URI: http://eprints.whiterose.ac.uk/id/eprint/74755

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