Buddhist material culture, "indianism," and the construction of pan-Asian Buddhism in prewar Japan

Journal Article (Journal Article)

Late nineteenth- and early twentieth-century Japanese Buddhism was marked by a wide-ranging fascination with Buddhist origins in India. This Indian turn in Japanese Buddhist circles manifested not only in elite academic scholarship, but also in Buddhist art and architecture. In this article I consider how the early twentieth-century artistic and architectural production of ltō Chūta and Ōtani Kōzui deployed Indian and Southeast Asian Buddhist motifs as part of the effort to create a universalized Japanese Buddhism.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Jaffe, RM

Published Date

  • January 1, 2006

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 2 / 3

Start / End Page

  • 266 - 293

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1743-2200

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.2752/174322006778815126

Citation Source

  • Scopus