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Walking the Sutra in Katsuragi, Japan: A Semiotic Theory of Pilgrimage

Dr Tatsuma Padoan (University College Cork)

This talk intends to map, from a semiotic perspective, the interconnections between ethnography, translation, and pilgrimage, by exploring the contemporary practice and revitalisation of a premodern ascetic pilgrimage in Katsuragi, linked to the twenty-eight sutra mounds of the Lotus Sutra (Katsuragi nijūhasshuku no kyōzuka).

26 May 2022, Russell Square: College Buildings, Khalili Lecture Theatre (KLT) and Online, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM