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By Henk Blezer

Anywhere Buddhism spreads, it additionally sparks neighborhood identification discourses that body the neighborhood in Buddhist discourse. Buddhism and Nativism bargains a comparative research of localising responses to Buddhism in several Buddhist environments in Japan, Korea, Tibet, India and Bali.

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Even the deities of Buddhism were foreign. Devas such as Indra and Brahmā, whom the Japanese encountered even in secular oaths as Satō Hiroo explains in his chapter in this volume, resided on or above the summit of Mt. Sumeru, in a place unimaginably distant from one’s own, both on a horizontal and a vertical plane. The gatekeepers guarding the entrances to such large temples as Hōryūji and Tōdaiji, as well as countless smaller ones, served as Buddhism’s face to the outside world; typically, they were in the style of ancient Chinese warriors, and both their outfit and their weapons looked utterly foreign.

2000), Amaterasu no henbō, Kyoto: Hōzōkan. —— (2003), “Wrathful deities and saving deities”, in Mark Teeuwen and Fabio Rambelli, (eds), Buddhas and Kami in Japan: Honji suijaku as a combinatory paradigm, London: RoutledgeCurzon. THE EMERGENCE OF SHINKOKU IN JAPAN 49 —— (2006), Shinkoku Nihon, Tokyo: Chikuma Shobō. —— (2008), Shisha no yukue, Tokyo: Iwata Shoin. Satō Shin’ichi (1971), Kobunshogaku nyūmon, Tokyo: Hōsei Daigaku Shuppankyoku. Sonehara Satoshi (1996), Tokugawa Ieyasu shinkakuka e no michi, Tokyo: Yoshikawa Kōbunkan.

Under the influence of this idea, Japan’s superiority over other countries began to be strongly asserted. From a cultural perspective, the ideological trend of shinkoku thought was towards a greater concern with things Japanese. The time when Buddhism dominated Japanese culture as a ‘foreign culture’ had ended. It is very symbolic, received understandings claim, that due to the rise of shinkoku thought, Buddhism lost its position of cultural dominance to the ‘native culture’ of Shinto. After this, the establishment of a culture ‘unique to the Japanese people’ commenced on the archipelago.

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