Koyasu monogatari no zuzogaku o meguru shomondai [Various issues surrounding the iconology of Koyasu monogatari]

Hank Glassman, Haverford College


Article in Japanese based on a paper delivered at a conference in Nara, Japan in August 2005. Discusses an illustrated book from seventeenth century Japan owned by the New York Public Library, as well as other visual sources, and attempts to shed light on one of the earliest legends about the deity Jizô as a guarantor of safe childbirth. --author-suplied description