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Weaving and BindingImmigrant Gods and Female Immortals in Ancient Japan$
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Michael Como

Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9780824829575

Published to Hawaii Scholarship Online: November 2016

DOI: 10.21313/hawaii/9780824829575.001.0001

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Immigrant Gods on the Road to Jindō

Immigrant Gods on the Road to Jindō

(p.1) Chapter 1 Immigrant Gods on the Road to Jindō
Weaving and Binding

Michael Como

University of Hawai'i Press

This chapter traces the role of the Hata, an immigrant kinship group from the Korean kingdom of Silla, in the complex interactions between rulers, kami, and buddhas during the Nara and early Heian periods. Because immigrant lineages such as the Hata played a major role both in the formative Buddhist tradition and in a series of local cults that were absorbed by the royal cult, their influence extended across the religious spectrum of the Nara period. As the court increasingly turned to lineages such as the Hata for Buddhist and non-Buddhist sources of protection from the hostile spirits that traveled the roadways of the land, members of the Hata came to pervade not only the upper echelons of the ecclesial hierarchy, but also some of the most powerful lineages at court. As a result, when Kammu tennō moved his court to the main Hata stronghold in Yamashiro province at the start of the Heian period, it was Hata monks and courtiers who propitiated the Hata shrines and deities that surrounded the court.

Keywords:   Hata, immigrant kinship group, Silla, Nara period, Heian period, Buddhism

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