Thursday, September 11, 2008

Buddhist Background to Japanese Æsthetics

I found reputable links to pages detailing Buddhist doctrine which, mentioned in today's lecture, forms part of the background to Sei Shonagon's Makura no soshi and Lady Shikibu's Genji monogatari, the Heian culture, and eventually the Japanese civilisation æsthetic.

An explanation of mujokan that is both informative & delightful can be found via this link.

The iroha gets bloggy treatment here and here. More regular here, here and at Monash U. I have not readily found anything marvelous online about the iroha. If anyone has a particular interest, I will bring in a book from my own collection.

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