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

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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.

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9780824815455 | Univ of Hawaii Pr, September 1, 1993, cover price $36.00
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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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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9780824820657 | Univ of Hawaii Pr, November 1, 1998, cover price $45.00

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

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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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9780824823399 | Univ of Hawaii Pr, April 1, 2000, cover price $50.00

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9780824823405 | Univ of Hawaii Pr, April 1, 2000, cover price $26.00

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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 Kobo Daishi (774-835), the holy miracle-working figure who is at the heart of the pilgrimage. Once seen as a marginal practice, recent media portrayal of the pilgrimage as a symbol of Japanese cultural heritage has greatly increased the number of participants, both Japanese and foreign. In this absorbing look at the nature of the pilgrimage, Ian Reader examines contemporary practices and beliefs in the context of historical development, taking into account theoretical considerations of pilgrimage as a mode of activity and revealing how pilgrimages such as Shikoku may change in nature over the centuries. This rich ethnographic work covers a wide range of pilgrimage activity and behavior, drawing on accounts of pilgrims traveling by traditional means on foot as well as those taking advantage of the new package bus tours, and exploring the pilgrimage's role in the everyday lives of participants and the people of Shikoku alike. It discusses the various ways in which the pilgrimage is made and the forces that have shaped it in the past and in the present, including history and legend; the island's landscape and residents; the narratives and actions of the pilgrims and the priests who run the temples; regional authorities; and commercial tour operators and bus companies.

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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

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9781857334333 | Kuperard Pub, May 1, 2007, cover price $10.95

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Hardcover:

9780415709194 | Routledge, September 20, 2013, cover price $145.00

Paperback:

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

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