SOAS University of London

Centre for the Study of Japanese Religions

Intersectarian Relations in Medieval Japan: New Findings in the Study of Buddhist Sources

MINOWA, Kenryo (Tôdai), Emanuele Davide Giglio (Tôdai), OKADA Fumihiro (Tôdai), Tastuma Padoan (University of Venice)

Date: 22 February 2014Time: 9:30 AM

Finishes: 22 February 2014Time: 3:30 PM

Venue: Brunei Gallery Room: B111

Type of Event: Workshop

This workshop aims at reconstructing medieval Japanese Buddhism beyond the sectarian borders that have hitherto shaped our understanding of its development. It will explore the dynamics of mutual influence that characterised the relation between different 'schools' at the institutional and individual level, and shed light on how these dynamics are reflected in both textual sources and distinctive practices.


  • 9:30 Registration
  • 10:00 Welcome by CSJR Chair, Lucia Dolce
  • 10:10 -10:50 Emanuele Davide Giglio (University of Tokyo) “Nichiren's Studies on Mt. Hiei: Focusing on the Relationship with the Figure of Shunpan”
  • 10:50 - 11:30 Fumihiro OKADA (University of Tokyo) “Textual Relations: Chingen's Hokke genki and Soshô's Miroku Nyorai Kannôshô
  • 11:30 - 12:10 Shinya MANO(SOAS)“The Use of the Putixinlun in Japan: Practices and Doctrines in Intersectarian Context”
  • 12:10 – 13:30 Lunch Break
  • 13:30 – 14:10 Tatsuma Padoan (SOAS) “‘Under the Walking Steps of the Ascetic’: Ritual Space, Memory and Narration in Medieval Katsuragi Pilgrimage”
  • 14:10 – 15:00 Keynote Kenryo MINOWA (University of Tokyo) “The Influence of the Zen School on the Monks of the Southern Capital, Nara: Focusing on Ryôhen, Enshô and Gyônen”
  • 15:00-15:30 Final Discussion

Organiser: Centre for the Study of Japanese Religions

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