Buddhas and Kami in Japan: Honji Suijaku as a Combinatory Paradigm
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Buddhas and Kami in Japan: Honji Suijaku as a Combinatory Paradigm

This volume offers a multidisciplinary approach to the combinatory tradition that dominated premodern and early modern Japanese religion, known as honji suijaku (originals and their traces). It questions received, simplified accounts of the interactions between Shinto and Japanese Buddhism, and presents a more dynamic and variegated religious world, one in which the deities' Buddhist originals and local traces did not constitute one-...