Spirit Pacification of Heike Losers
The spiritual appeasement of the Heike dead is the central concern of this essay, which examines the revival of Amidaji, close to the final battle location of Dan no ura, as a mortuary temple for Emperor Antoku (1178-1185; r. 1180-1183) and other Ise Taira casualties of the war. The author situates Amidaji’s revival within an array of activities, including the production of the Heike monogatari, that were intended to pacify the Heike dead and thus protect the imperial state. These activities, carried out not only by Heike relatives and supporters, but also by the Heike’s former enemies, are discussed within the broader context of spirit pacification (chinkon) in premodern Japan.
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