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The Resource Japanese Buddhist temples in Hawaiʻi : an illustrated guide, George J. Tanabe and Willa Jane Tanabe

Japanese Buddhist temples in Hawaiʻi : an illustrated guide, George J. Tanabe and Willa Jane Tanabe

Label
Japanese Buddhist temples in Hawaiʻi : an illustrated guide
Title
Japanese Buddhist temples in Hawaiʻi
Title remainder
an illustrated guide
Statement of responsibility
George J. Tanabe and Willa Jane Tanabe
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Upon entering a Japanese Buddhist temple in Hawai'i, most people--whether first-time visitors or lifelong members--are overwhelmed by the elaborate and complex display of golden ornaments, intricately carved altar tables and incense burners, and images of venerable masters and bodhisattvas. These objects, as well as the architectural elements of the temple itself, have meanings that are often hidden in ancient symbolisms. This book, written by two local authorities on Japanese art and religion, provides a thorough yet accessible overview of Buddhism in Hawai'i followed by a temple-by-temple guide to the remaining structures across the state. Introductory chapters cover the basic history, teachings, and practices of various denominations and the meanings of objects commonly found in temples. Taken together, they form a short primer on Buddhism in Japan and Hawai'i. The heart of the book is a narrative description of the ninety temples still extant in Hawai'i. Augmented by over 350 color photographs, each entry begins with historical background information and continues with descriptions of architecture, sanctuaries, statuary and ritual implements, columbariums, and grounds. Appended at the end is a chart listing each temple's denomination, membership number, and architectural type. While many Buddhist temples in Hawai'i are active social and religious centers, a good number are in serious decline. In addition to being an introduction to Buddhism and a guide book, Japanese Buddhist Temples in Hawai'i is an indispensable historical record of what exists today and what may be gone tomorrow. It will appeal to temple members, pilgrims, residents and tourists interested in local cultural and historic sites, and historians of Buddhism in Hawai'i
Cataloging source
LGG
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1943-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Tanabe, George J.
Index
index present
Language note
In English
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1945-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Tanabe, Willa J.
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Buddhist architecture
  • Buddhist temples
  • RELIGION
  • ARCHITECTURE
  • Buddhist architecture
  • Buddhist temples
  • Hawaii
  • Buddhismus
  • Tempel
  • Hawaii
Label
Japanese Buddhist temples in Hawaiʻi : an illustrated guide, George J. Tanabe and Willa Jane Tanabe
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Includes index
  • "A latitude 20 book."
Antecedent source
not applicable
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
From India to Japan to Hawaiʻi -- Architecture and interiors -- Temples on Oʻahu -- Temples on the Big Island -- Temples on Kauaʻi, Maui, Molokaʻi, and Lanaʻi
Control code
ocn830023838
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780824837280
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other control number
10.21313/9780824837280
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt62r4w6
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
not applicable
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)830023838
Label
Japanese Buddhist temples in Hawaiʻi : an illustrated guide, George J. Tanabe and Willa Jane Tanabe
Publication
Note
  • Includes index
  • "A latitude 20 book."
Antecedent source
not applicable
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
From India to Japan to Hawaiʻi -- Architecture and interiors -- Temples on Oʻahu -- Temples on the Big Island -- Temples on Kauaʻi, Maui, Molokaʻi, and Lanaʻi
Control code
ocn830023838
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780824837280
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other control number
10.21313/9780824837280
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt62r4w6
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
not applicable
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)830023838

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