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Lovable LosersThe Heike in Action and Memory$
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Mikael S. Adolphson and Anne Commons

Print publication date: 2015

Print ISBN-13: 9780824846756

Published to Hawaii Scholarship Online: November 2016

DOI: 10.21313/hawaii/9780824846756.001.0001

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Heike Nōkyō as Repertoire

Heike Nōkyō as Repertoire

Contextualizing Kiyomori’s Devotional Practice of Copying Sutras

(p.99) Chapter Six Heike Nōkyō as Repertoire
Lovable Losers

Monika Dix

University of Hawai'i Press

In this essay the author concentrates on the exquisitely decorated Heike nōkyō (Sūtras Dedicated by the Heike, 1164), prepared and dedicated by the Heike as they adopted aristocratic sūtra-copying practices with the aim of enhancing their own social standing as well as displaying their piety. The copying and donation of the Heike nōkyō are situated within Heian and medieval elite and popular discourse about sūtras as objects and sūtra-copying as a religious practice, in order to gain a sense of what the copying and dedication of a sūtra could have meant to Taira no Kiyomori (1118-1181) and his family in personal as well as political terms.

Keywords:   Heike nōkyō, Lotus sutra, kechien, Itsukushima, Buddhism

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