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The Seven Tengu Scrolls: Evil and the Rhetoric of Legitimacy in Medieval Japanese Buddhism Haruko Nishioka Wakabayashi

The Seven Tengu Scrolls: Evil and the Rhetoric of Legitimacy in Medieval Japanese Buddhism

Haruko Nishioka Wakabayashi

Published June 11th 2012
ISBN : 9780824834166
Hardcover
203 pages
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This is a study of visual and textual images of the well-known mythical Japanese creature tengu in medieval Japan, focusing on a late 13th century illustrated hand scroll known as the Tengu zoshi. This half human, half bird trickster figure came toMoreThis is a study of visual and textual images of the well-known mythical Japanese creature tengu in medieval Japan, focusing on a late 13th century illustrated hand scroll known as the Tengu zoshi. This half human, half bird trickster figure came to represent destructive, impure, and transgressive impulses. In examining representation of the tengu, the author reflects on the place and nature of evil in the medieval Buddhist imagination.