2nd Nanzan Seminar for the Study of Japanese Religions

From 30 to 31 May 2015 the Nanzan Institute sponsored its second Seminar for the Study of Japanese Religions. Some 36 persons were in attendance, including the 5 presenters and 5 invited commentators. A report of the event will be published in next year’s annual Institute Bulletin. Photos of the Seminar


  1. Eric Swanson (Harvard University). “The Idea of Submission in An’nen: Towards a Reconsideration of Control of Demons through Samadhi.”
  2. Luke Thompson (Columbia University). “Bringing Śākyamuni to Japan:
    The Japanese Reception of the Hikekyō and the Medieval Fabrication of Myth.”
  3. Paride Stortini (University of Chicago). “East and West of the Tsukiji Honganji.”
  4. Justin Stein (University of Toronto). “Usui Reiki Ryōhō, Reiki, and the Discursive Space of Spiritual Healing in Twentieth-Century Japan.”
  5. Kyle Peters (University of Chicago). “Producing the Self-Itself.”

 阿部泰郎 Abe Yoshirō(Nagoya University)
 Kobayashi Naoko 小林奈央子(Aichi Gakuin University)
 Ōtani Eiichi 大谷栄一(Bukkyō University)
 Yoshida Kazuhiko 吉田一彦(Nagoya City University)
 Yoshinaga Shin’ichi 吉永進一(Maizuru National College of Technology)

Report of the 1st Seminar (2013)