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Kamakura Nine Lives By Akiko Crawford
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A collection of photography of cats living on the streets of Kamakura, Japan. All proceeds from this book goes to Kitten Rescue - a Los Angeles-based non-profit organization dedicated to saving... More > homeless and abandoned cats and kittens.< Less
Nichiren’s Sangha Series Priest Disciples: Daikoku Ajari Nichirō By The Nichiren Mandala Study Workshop
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Although Nichirō himself was mainly active in the Musashi and Kamakura area, he was part of a larger family sangha, that included his relative Ben Ajari Nisshō, the Ikegami brothers,... More > Nakatsukasa Yoritomo Shijō Kingō and most important his two disciples Higo Ajari Nichizō and Maka’ichi Ajari Nichi’in who created the Shijō and Rokujō offshoot lineages respectively. This essay explores Nichirō’s family ties and his role as Nichiren’s representative in Kamakura along with his uncle Nisshō as well as his network of relationships.< Less
The Person Nichiren Part One: Family, Childhood and Youth By The Nichiren Mandala Study Workshop
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Information about Nichiren in English even outside of denominational sources covers mainly his religious activities after the establishment of his own teaching in 1253. As the family background and... More > private network of connections remain partly uncertain, a great portion of his life remain uncovered by academic research and in the legendary realm, hence mainly covered by sectarian sources. As every myth has originated by actual facts, this book explores Nichiren’s life and endeavors from a holistic perspective and might help to reconsider Nichiren’s career within a broader standpoint, including the human aspect of his personality. This first book will analyze Nichiren’s life up to the events connected with the Risshō Ankokuron and his subsequent banishment.< Less
Nichiren’s Sangha Series Priest Disciples: Ben Ajari Nissho By The Nichiren Mandala Study Workshop
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This book examines the life and endeavors of Nichiren’s first disciple Ben Ajari Nisshō, believed to be his confidante among the priests and one of the key contacts with a society stratum... More > of middle-class samurai. His extended family provided vital support as well as many valiant priests that played a pivotal role in Nichiren’s sangha. While some data still remain unverified and at times even contrasting, a great deal is actually known or partially documented about Nisshō. Some experts believe that he actually was the designated successor of Nichiren, given also his influential family link and committed disciples.< Less
The Person Nichiren, Part One: Family, Childhood and Youth By The Nichiren Mandala Study Workshop
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Information about Nichiren in English even outside of denominational sources covers mainly his religious activities after the establishment of his own teaching in 1253. As the family background and... More > private network of connections remain partly uncertain, a great portion of his life remain uncovered by academic research and in the legendary realm, hence mainly covered by sectarian sources. As every myth has originated by actual facts, this book explores Nichiren’s life and endeavors from a holistic perspective and might help to reconsider Nichiren’s career within a broader standpoint, including the human aspect of his personality. This first book will analyze Nichiren’s life up to the events connected with the Risshō Ankokuron and his subsequent banishment.< Less
Nichiren’s sangha series Priest Disciples: Ben Ajari Nissho By The Nichiren Mandala Study Workshop
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This book examines the life and endeavors of Nichiren’s first disciple Ben Ajari Nissho, believed to be his confidante among the priests and one of the key contacts with a society stratum of... More > middle-class samurai. His extended family provided vital support as well as many valiant priests that played a pivotal role in Nichiren’s sangha. Some experts believe that he actually was the designated successor of Nichiren, given also his influential family link and committed disciples. Next to the Fuji School, all the followers linked to Nissho such the Ikegami brothers, Shijo Kingo and Daigaku Saburo, interconnected with the sangha in Shimofusa. The accomplishments of Nissho are hence not at all the works of a single man, but rather the saga of a whole family. This research might present Nissho in a different light, as a man that perhaps saw himself as a Tendai sramana since the very formation of the Nichiren sangha.< Less
Nichiren’s sangha series Lay Disciples: Ikegami Munenaka and Munenaga By The Nichiren Mandala Study Workshop
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The Ikegami brothers and their wives were among of the four families that gave full support to Nichiren and his sangha along with Toki Jōnin, Nanjō Shichirō Jirō Tokimitsu and... More > Nakatsukasa Saburō saemon-no-jō Yoritomo. While the Hagii clan provided shelter on their property, the aforementioned believers were way more involved in logistics and communication. However judging from the various thankful notes for the offers Nichiren received from his supporters on about a monthly basis, it becomes clear that these could barely suffice for the community of 40 to 60 people residing with him. The Ikegami brothers actively supported Nichiren through their whole life in addition to donating land and means for the Honmon-ji temple, where descendants of the clan tenured as Abbots and some in their extended families are still believers up to this day. This research will provide a broader factual and historical perspective outside of sectarian considerations and present the whole family into a new light.< Less
Nichiren's Sangha Series Lay Disciples: Ikegami Munenaka and Munenaga By The Nichiren Mandala Study Workshop
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The Ikegami brothers and their wives were among of the four families that gave full support to Nichiren and his sangha along with Toki Jōnin, Nanjō Shichirō Jirō Tokimitsu and... More > Nakatsukasa Saburō saemon-no-jō Yoritomo. While the Hagii clan provided shelter on their property, the aforementioned believers were way more involved in logistics and communication. However judging from the various thankful notes for the offers Nichiren received from his supporters on about a monthly basis, it becomes clear that these could barely suffice for the community of 40 to 60 people residing with him. The Ikegami brothers actively supported Nichiren through their whole life in addition to donating land and means for the Honmon-ji temple, where descendants of the clan tenured as Abbots and some in their extend-ed families are still believers up to this day. This research will provide a broader factual and historical per-spective outside of sectarian considerations and present the whole family into a new light.< Less
The Catalogue of Nichiren’s Writings: An Examination of Extant Holographs By The Nichiren Mandala Study Workshop
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The reason for compiling this much overdue book is to provide a tool, or better say, a compass to the reader of Nichiren’s writings. It shall serve as an orientation among the unavoidably... More > biased sectarian translations and the accurate yet detached scholarly editions, which may create even more confusion. This book lists a total of 790 works by Nichiren in temporal sequence, including 187 fragments, most of them still untranslated. This holistic compendium of Nichiren's life work draws a more precise image of Nichiren and shall be used with the available translations of choice.< Less
The Person Nichiren, Part Two: Rissho Ankoku-ron, the Izu Exile and Events That Led to the Sado Exile By The Nichiren Mandala Study Workshop
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This second chapter of Nichiren’s life describes how he built a strong follower base, structured his philosophy while trying to render the socio-political climate and the religious post-Heian... More > context in which Nichiren was active. The book will provide a detailed description of the events in his life and how his sangha operated, in the tentative to separate the man from the myth. This is yet a preparatory phase in Nichiren's life, whose real strength will become evident only after the defining event at Tatsunokuchi. However a correct reading of the decade preceding it, remains vital to understand Nichiren outside of sectarian context.< Less

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