Walking the Sutra in Katsuragi, Japan : A Semiotic Theory of Pilgrimage

Walking the Sutra in Katsuragi, Japan : A Semiotic Theory of Pilgrimage

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đŸ—Łïž Dr Tatsuma PADOAN (University College Cork)

đŸ‘„ organised by the Japan Research Centre of the Soas University of London and SOAS Centre for the Study of Japanese Religions (CSJR)

📅 26 May 2022 - 6:00 PM (CET)

📍 Russell Square : College Buildings, Khalili Lecture Theatre (KLT) // online

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his presentation will attempt to map the mutual interconnections between ethnography, translation, and pilgrimage from a semiotic perspective, by exploring a mountain ascetic pilgrimage in Katsuragi linked to the twenty-eight sutra mounds of the Lotus Sutra (Katsuragi nijĆ«hasshuku no kyƍzuka). In this pilgrimage the twenty-eight chapters of the Mahāyāna Buddhist scripture Lotus Sutra are worshipped at twenty-eight spots, where each chapter is said to have been buried since ancient times, thus inscribing the scripture into the materiality of the landscape.


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