Japanese philosophy
Japanese Philosophy has historically been a fusion of both indigenous Shinto and the continental religions, such as Buddhism and Confucianism. Formerly heavily influenced by both Chinese philosophy a...
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Japanese values
Japanese values are cultural assumptions and ideals particular to Japanese culture. The honne/tatemae divide between public expression and private thoughts/feelings is considered to be of paramount im...
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Japanese aesthetics
The modern study of Japanese aesthetics only started a little over two hundred years ago in the West. The Japanese aesthetic is a set of ancient ideals that include wabi (transient and stark beauty), ...
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Buddhism in Japan
Buddhism has been practiced in Japan since at least 552 AD, though some Chinese sources place the first spreading of the religion earlier during the Kofun period (250 to 538). Buddhism has had a major...
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Taoism in Japan
Taoism is believed to be the inspiration for spiritual concepts in Japanese culture. Taoism is similar to Shinto in that it also started as an indigenous religion in China, although it is more hermeti...
Neo-Confucianism in Japan
Edo Neo-Confucianism, known in Japanese as Shushi-Gaku (朱子学, shushigaku), refers to the schools of Neo-Confucian philosophy that developed in Japan during the Edo period. Neo-Confucianism reac...
Zen
Zen is a school of Mahayana Buddhism that developed in China during the 6th century as Chán. From China, Zen spread south to Vietnam, northeast to Korea and east to Japan.Zen emphasizes rigorous medi...
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Kokugaku
Kokugaku (Kyūjitai: 國學/Shinjitai: 国学; lit. National study) was an academic movement, a school of Japanese philology and philosophy originating during the Tokugawa period. Kokugaku scholars worked to r...
Rangaku
Rangaku (Kyūjitai: 蘭學/Shinjitai: 蘭学, literally "Dutch Learning", and by extension "Western Learning") is a body of knowledge developed by Japan through its contacts with the Dutch enclave of Dejima, w...
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Socialist thought in Imperial Japan
Left Socialist thought in Imperial Japan appeared during the Meiji period, with the development of a large number of relatively short-lived political parties through the early Shōwa period. Left wing...
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Statism in Showa Japan
Statism in Shōwa Japan (国家主義, Kokka Shugi) was a political syncretism of Japanese right-wing political ideologies, developed over a period of time from the Meiji Restoration. It is also someti...
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Kyoto School
The Kyoto School (京都学派, Kyōto-gakuha) is the name given to the Japanese philosophical movement centered at Kyoto University that assimilated western philosophy and religious ideas and used the...
Kōan
A kōan (公案)/ˈkoʊ.ɑːn/; Chinese: 公案; pinyin: gōng'àn; Korean: 공안 (kong'an); Vietnamese: công án) is a story, dialogue, question, or statement, which is used in Zen practice to provo...
Buddhist chant
A Buddhist chant is a form of musical verse or incantation, in some ways analogous to Hindu, Christian or Jewish religious recitations. They exist in just about every part of the Buddhist world, from ...
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Takamaro Shigaraki
Takamaro Shigaraki (信楽 峻麿, 1926 - 26 September 2014) was a Japanese Buddhist philosopher. Shigaraki is widely regarded as one of the most influential Buddhologists of the Jōdo Shinshū in the 20th cent...
Jewish settlement in Imperial Japan
Shortly prior to and during World War II, and coinciding with the Second Sino-Japanese War, tens of thousands of Jewish refugees were resettled in the Japanese Empire. The onset of the European war by...
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Suiseki
Suiseki (水石) are small naturally occurring or shaped rocks which are traditionally appreciated. They are similar to Chinese scholar's rocks.
Chinese scholar's rocks influenced the development...
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Late Tokugawa shogunate
Bakumatsu (幕末, bakumatsu, "Late Tokugawa Shogunate", literally "end of the military camp [government]") refers to the final years of the Edo period when the Tokugawa shogunate ended. Between 1...
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Shūzō Kuki
Shūzō Kuki (九鬼 周造, Kuki Shūzō, February 15, 1888 – May 6, 1941) was a prominent Japanese academic, philosopher and university professor.
Kuki was the fourth child of Baron Kuki Ryūichi (九鬼...
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Testament of Ieyasu
Testament of Ieyasu (東照宮御遺訓, Tōshō-gū goikun), also known as Ieyasu precepts or Legacy of Ieyasu, was a formal statement made by Tokugawa Ieyasu.
Ieyasu was the head of the Tokugawa shogun...
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State Shinto
State Shintō (国家神道, Kokka Shintō) is a neologism introduced during the Occupation of Japan in 1945 to identify certain aspects of Japanese patriotism as "religious". The Meiji Constitution ado...
Yasuo Yuasa
Yasuo Yuasa (湯浅 泰雄, Yuasa Yasuo, 1925 – 2005) was a Japanese philosopher of religion. Yuasa is known for his works on the theory of the body in Western and Asian philosophy and for his t...