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Author Suzuki, Yui.
Title Medicine Master Buddha / Yui Suzuki.
Imprint Leiden : BRILL, 2011.

Series Japanese Visual Culture
Japanese visual culture.
Subject Bhaiṣajyaguru (Buddhist deity) -- Art.
Bhaiṣajyaguru (Buddhist deity) -- Cult -- Japan.
Buddhist sculpture -- Japan.
Sculpture, Japanese -- Heian period, 794-1185.
Description 1 online resource (192 pages).
Contents Medicine Master Buddha:The Iconic Worship of Yakushi in Heian Japan; Copyright; Dedication; Content; Acknowledgments; A Note to the Reader; Prologue; 1 THE FORMATION OF THE YAKUSHI CULT; Textual Transmission of Yakushi Belief; Yakushi Worship from the Late Seventh Century; The Formation of a State-Centered Yakushi Cult in Nara; The Rise of Yakushi Repentance Rituals; The Founding of Shin Yakushiji; 2 THE MAGICAL YAKUSHI: SPIRIT PACIFIER AND HEALER-GOD; Yakushi Keka Rituals in the Ninth Century; Yakushi Worship in the Distant Provinces; 3 SAICHŌ'S STANDING YAKUSHI AND ITS ICONIC LEGACY.
Saichō's Early Training and Establishment of HieizanjiDid Saichō's Yakushi Icon Really Exist?; Saichō's Yakushi and the Danzō Tradition; The Standing Pose; New Ritual Significance; 4 REPLICATING MEMORY: EXTANT IMAGES OF THE SAICHŌ-ENRYAKUJI LINEAGE; Direct Replication at Enryakuji's Central Hall; Saichō's Yakushi as a Secret Image; The Mystery of the Mudrās; Extant Replications Beyond Enryakuji; The Current Standing Yakushi Image in Enryakuji's Central Hall; 5 REFLECTIONS ON THE JINGOJI YAKUSHI AND THE SAICHŌ CONNECTION; Competing Theories: Jinganji and Takaosanji.
Jinganji's "Unsuitability" as a Ritual SiteThe Meaning of Takaosanji's Jōgakuji Status; The Standing Yakushi Icon; Saichō and the Wake Clan; 6 THE MAGNIFICENT SEVEN: SHICHIBUTSU YAKUSHI ICONS AND RITUAL; Shichibutsu Yakushi Images at Kokōkaku and Matsumushidera; The Shichibutsu Yakushi in Enryakuji's Central Hall; The Esoteric Shichibutsu Yakushi Ritual; Fujiwara no Michinaga's Shichibutsu Yakushi Worship; A Morphology of the Shichibutsu Yakushi Ritual; Epilogue; Appendix; Endnotes; List of Characters; Bibliography; Illustration Credits; Index.
Summary Through analysis of sculptural representations of the Medicine Buddha (J: Yakushi Nyorai), this book offers a fresh perspective on the seminal role played by Saich? and the Tendai school in disseminating this devotional cult throughout Japan during the Heian period.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 9789004229174 (electronic bk.)
9004229175 (electronic bk.)
OCLC # 833766175
Additional Format Print version: Suzuki, Yui. Medicine Master Buddha: The Iconic Worship of Yakushi in Heian Japan. Leiden : BRILL, ©2011 9789004196018