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Hōzawa Naohide. Kinsei bukkyō no seido to jōhō. Tokyo: Yoshikawa Kōbunkan, 2015. 408 pp. (cloth), ISBN 978-4-642-03470-8.

Reviewed by Alexander Vesey (Meiji Gakuin University) Published on H-Shukyo (July, 2016) Commissioned by Orion Klautau

Refining our Understanding of the Tokugawa-era Buddhist Clergy

Japanese Journal of Religious Studies Issue 43:1 (2016)

Dear Colleagues,

I am delighted to announce the publication of the spring 2016 issue of the Japanese Journal of Religious Studies. This is a special issue on kōshiki in Japanese Buddhism, which has a substantial online supplement containing translations of three kōshiki texts. The issue is dedicated to Professor Yamada Shōzen (1929-2014), the founder of the Society for the Research of Kōshiki (Kōshiki Kenkyūkai 講式研究会).