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The Resource Tengu : the shamanic and esoteric origins of the Japanese martial arts, by Roald Knutsen

Tengu : the shamanic and esoteric origins of the Japanese martial arts, by Roald Knutsen

Label
Tengu : the shamanic and esoteric origins of the Japanese martial arts
Title
Tengu
Title remainder
the shamanic and esoteric origins of the Japanese martial arts
Statement of responsibility
by Roald Knutsen
Title variation
Shamanic and esoteric origins of the Japanese martial arts
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"The first in-depth study in English to examine the warrior and shamanic characteristics and significance of tengu in the martial art culture (bugei) of Muromachi Japan (1336-1573). According to Roald Knutsen, who is widely known for his writings on the samurai tradition, prompting his life-long study of tengu--the part-human, part-animal creatures-- was the early discovery that the tengu of the Muromachi period were interacting with the deadly serious Bugei masters teaching the arts of war. Here were beings who did not conform to the comic, goblin-like creatures of common folklore and were not the creations of the Buddhist priests intent on demonizing that which they did not understand and could not control. As this study shows, the part-hidden tengu under review passed on and taught the clearest theory of tactics and strategy to bushi of the highest calibre, the absorption and mastery of which often decided if the warrior and his clan lived or were annihilated on the all-too-frequent killing grounds of the Muromachi age. Tengu will be widely welcomed in many contexts including studies relating to martial arts, religion and folklore, shamanism and mythology, and the social and military history of Japan."--Publisher's description
Member of
Cataloging source
UIU
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Knutsen, Roald
Dewey number
796.809520902
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Language note
English
LC call number
  • GR830.T3
  • GV1100.77.A2
LC item number
  • K58 2011
  • K58 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Tengu
  • Folklore
  • Martial arts
  • Japan
  • Shamanism
  • SPORTS & RECREATION
  • Folklore
  • Manners and customs
  • Martial arts
  • Shamanism
  • Tengu
  • Japan
  • Anthropology
  • Social Sciences
  • Folklore
  • Recreation & Sports
Label
Tengu : the shamanic and esoteric origins of the Japanese martial arts, by Roald Knutsen
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 233-236) and index
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
The tengu -- About shamanism in the present context -- Communing with the gods -- Origins -- Cultic symbols -- The transition from the griffin to the hawk and crow -- The shaman and his drum -- Shamanism and the Japanese context -- The transition from the ancient to the medieval period -- Introduction of the Buddhist mikkyō -- Were "the protectors" the proto-yamabushi? -- Comparisons -- An alternative origin for the tengu -- Apparitions -- Tengu weapons and other items -- Dai-tengu and shō-tengu in the iconography -- Messenger of the deities -- Bugei tengu iconography -- Marishit-ten and "divine assistance" -- Tengu revisited
Control code
819352035
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xxvii, 245 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781283957588
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
10.1163/9789004218024
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), maps
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)819352035
Label
Tengu : the shamanic and esoteric origins of the Japanese martial arts, by Roald Knutsen
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 233-236) and index
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
The tengu -- About shamanism in the present context -- Communing with the gods -- Origins -- Cultic symbols -- The transition from the griffin to the hawk and crow -- The shaman and his drum -- Shamanism and the Japanese context -- The transition from the ancient to the medieval period -- Introduction of the Buddhist mikkyō -- Were "the protectors" the proto-yamabushi? -- Comparisons -- An alternative origin for the tengu -- Apparitions -- Tengu weapons and other items -- Dai-tengu and shō-tengu in the iconography -- Messenger of the deities -- Bugei tengu iconography -- Marishit-ten and "divine assistance" -- Tengu revisited
Control code
819352035
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xxvii, 245 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781283957588
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
10.1163/9789004218024
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), maps
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)819352035

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