The Face of Jizo: Image and Cult in Medieval Japanese Buddhism

Hank Glassman, Haverford College


Monograph on the worship of an important Buddhist deity in Japan from 1150 to 1650. Focus on image production, ritual, and veneration. In large part, the book is about the transformation of Buddhism (which came from India through China and Korea) into a thoroughly Japanese religion over the course of this five-hundred year period. It is a contibution to the field of religious visual culture, with 18 color plates and 77 black and white figures). --author-supplied description