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The Strangest Place in Edo: the Temple of the Five-Hundred Arhats

Screech, Timon (1993) 'The Strangest Place in Edo: the Temple of the Five-Hundred Arhats.' Monumenta nipponica, 48 (4). pp. 407-428.

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Abstract

The Temple of the Five Hundred Arhats has been all but obliterated from historical record. The purpose of the present article is to recoup it, not merely for antiquarian interest, but to suggest something about Edo itself, about how the huge weight that the Shogunate imposed on the city was mitigated and eased, and how life in Edo was lived: plotted out among zones, as it were, of competing experience

Item Type: Articles
SOAS Departments & Centres: Faculty of Arts and Humanities > Department of Art and Archaeology
ISSN: 00270741
Depositing User: Huei-Lan Liu
Date Deposited: 03 Jul 2008 11:46
URI: http://eprints.soas.ac.uk/id/eprint/5100

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