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Product Description: Pilgrimage is found in most religious cultures, with large numbers of sites - from globally renowned places to regional shrines - flourishing historically and in the modern day. Pilgrimage centres around the world, including Mecca in Saudi Arabia, Guadalupe in Mexico, Lourdes in France, Santiago de Compostela in Spain, Haridwar in India, and Shikoku in Japan, attract millions of pilgrims annually, while a flourishing 'spiritual tourism' industry has grown to promote the practice...read more

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9780198718222 | Oxford Univ Pr, July 1, 2015, cover price $11.95 | About this edition: Pilgrimage is found in most religious cultures, with large numbers of sites - from globally renowned places to regional shrines - flourishing historically and in the modern day.

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Product Description: The study of pilgrimage often centres itself around miracles and spontaneous populist activities. While some of these activities and stories may play an important role in the emergence of potential pilgrimage sites and in helping create wider interest in them, this book demonstrates that the dynamics of the marketplace, including marketing and promotional activities by priests and secular interest groups, create the very consumerist markets through which pilgrimages become established and successful – and through which the ‘sacred’ as a category can be sustained...read more

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9780415709194 | Routledge, September 20, 2013, cover price $145.00 | About this edition: The study of pilgrimage often centres itself around miracles and spontaneous populist activities.

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9781138647763 | Reprint edition (Routledge, September 20, 2013), cover price $44.95

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Product Description: THIS BOOK WILL HELP YOU • to appreciate the significance of Japan’s own religion in everyday life • to recognize the key traditions and festivals (matsuri) of the Shinto year • to understand what you will see at Shinto shrines and in Shinto rituals • to gain insights into the controversies surrounding Shinto, politics and nationalism ACCESS THE WORLD’S RELIGIONS Simple Guides: Religion is a series of concise, accessible introductions to the world’s major religions...read more

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9781857334333 | Kuperard Pub, May 1, 2007, cover price $10.95 | About this edition: THIS BOOK WILL HELP YOU • to appreciate the significance of Japan’s own religion in everyday life • to recognize the key traditions and festivals (matsuri) of the Shinto year • to understand what you will see at Shinto shrines and in Shinto rituals • to gain insights into the controversies surrounding Shinto, politics and nationalism ACCESS THE WORLD’S RELIGIONS Simple Guides: Religion is a series of concise, accessible introductions to the world’s major religions.

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Product Description: This study involves a fourteen-hundred-kilometer-long pilgrimage around Japan’s fourth largest island, Shikoku. In traveling the circuit of the eighty-eight Buddhist temples that make up the route, pilgrims make their journey together with Kôbô Daishi (774–835), the holy miracle-working figure who is at the heart of the pilgrimage...read more

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9780824828769 | Univ of Hawaii Pr, February 28, 2005, cover price $55.00 | About this edition: This study involves a fourteen-hundred-kilometer-long pilgrimage around Japan's fourth largest island, Shikoku.

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9780824829070 | Univ of Hawaii Pr, January 1, 2006, cover price $31.00 | About this edition: This study involves a fourteen-hundred-kilometer-long pilgrimage around Japan’s fourth largest island, Shikoku.

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Product Description: This study looks at Aum's claims about itself and asks why a religious movement ostensibly focused on yoga, meditation, asceticism, and pursuit of enlightenment became involved in violent activities. Reader places the sect in the context of contemporary Japanese religious patterns...read more (view table of contents, read Amazon.com's description)

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9780824823399 | Univ of Hawaii Pr, April 1, 2000, cover price $50.00 | About this edition: This study looks at Aum's claims about itself and asks why a religious movement ostensibly focused on yoga, meditation, asceticism, and pursuit of enlightenment became involved in violent activities.

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9780824823405 | Univ of Hawaii Pr, April 1, 2000, cover price $26.00 | About this edition: This study looks at Aum's claims about itself and asks why a religious movement ostensibly focused on yoga, meditation, asceticism, and pursuit of enlightenment became involved in violent activities.

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9780700711086 | Routledge, April 1, 1999, cover price $188.00

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9780700711093 | Routledge, March 1, 2000, cover price $72.95

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Product Description: While scholarly works on this topic have to date mainly concentrated on Japan's influences in economic and political terms, this volume examines Japanese influences in Asia from a broader perspective. The text takes into account human factors, such as the presence of Japanese people as workers, managers and visitors in Asian societies and the flow of Japanese goods in terms on their impact on popular culture...read more (view table of contents, read Amazon.com's description)
By Ian Reader (editor) and Marie Soderberg (editor)

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9780700711109 | Routledge, March 1, 2000, cover price $195.00 | About this edition: While scholarly works on this topic have to date mainly concentrated on Japan's influences in economic and political terms, this volume examines Japanese influences in Asia from a broader perspective.

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Product Description: Praying for practical benefits is a common religious activity in Japan. Basing their work on a fusion of textual, ethnographic, historical and contemporary studies, the authors of this volume demonstrate that far from being marginal, the concepts and practices surrounding "genze riyaku" lie at the very heart of the Japanese religious world...read more (view table of contents, read Amazon.com's description)

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9780824820657 | Univ of Hawaii Pr, November 1, 1998, cover price $45.00 | About this edition: Praying for practical benefits is a common religious activity in Japan.

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9780824820909 | Univ of Hawaii Pr, November 1, 1998, cover price $26.00

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Provides information about the Shinto religion, covering its festivals, prayers, and rituals (view table of contents)

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9781860340031 | Global Books Ltd, October 1, 1998, cover price $9.95 | About this edition: Provides information about the Shinto religion, covering its festivals, prayers, and rituals

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Product Description: In the light of the sarin attacks made by Aum Shinrikyo on Tokyo, this book describes the movement's history, examines the various conflicts it has been involved in, and discusses the content of Asahara's sermons and prophecies, all in an attempt to discover why the movement turned from meditation and asceticism to violence...read more

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9788787062558 | Nordic Inst of Asian Studies, June 1, 1998, cover price $19.95 | About this edition: In the light of the sarin attacks made by Aum Shinrikyo on Tokyo, this book describes the movement's history, examines the various conflicts it has been involved in, and discusses the content of Asahara's sermons and prophecies, all in an attempt to discover why the movement turned from meditation and asceticism to violence.

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Product Description: This succinct and balanced overview of Japanese religions covers Japanese beliefs including Shinto, Buddhism, Christianity, Taoism and Confucianism. Written in an accessible and informative style, and assuming no prior knowledge on the part of the reader, this book gives a basic introduction to each faith's history, beliefs, and practices, emphasising modern developments and impacts of the world today...read more

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9780824815455 | Univ of Hawaii Pr, September 1, 1993, cover price $36.00 | About this edition: This succinct and balanced overview of Japanese religions covers Japanese beliefs including Shinto, Buddhism, Christianity, Taoism and Confucianism.
9781873410004 | Routledge, May 1, 1992, cover price $140.00 | About this edition: This succinct and balanced overview of Japanese religions covers Japanese beliefs including Shinto, Buddhism, Christianity, Taoism and Confucianism.

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9780824815462 | Univ of Hawaii Pr, September 1, 1993, cover price $19.00 | About this edition: Japanese Religions, intended as an introductory guide to the religious traditions found in Japan today, together with their historical backgrounds, is also relevant to readers interested in comparative religions, politics, or international affairs.
9781873410011 | Routledge, May 1, 1992, cover price $69.95 | About this edition: Each of the eight chapters deals with a specific topic, such as Shinto, Buddhism, the new religions, and Christianity; there is an introduction that outlines the subject to be considered followed by a series of readings.

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9780824813543 | Univ of Hawaii Pr, January 1, 1991, cover price $23.00

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