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- DescriptionHidden Buddhas may well be Liza Dalby's best work yet; with its fascinating story of characters caught up in a world they themselves don't understand. Besides taking us on a journey through little-kwn corners of Japan, it offers us an engaging and believable portrait of people driven to do things they may t have imagined. -Arthur Golden, author of Memoirs of a Geisha According to Buddhist theology, the world is suffering through a final corrupt era called mappo. As mappo continues, chaos will increase until the center can longer hold. Then the world will end. In Japan, many believe that Miroku, Buddha of the Future, will appear and bring about a new age of enlightenment. From this ancient tion of doom and rebirth comes a startling new vel by the acclaimed author of Geisha and The Tale of Murasaki. Hundreds of temples in Japan are kwn to keep mysterious hidden buddhas secreted away except on rare designated viewing days. These statues are t hidden because they are powerful-their power lies in their being hidden. Are they being protected, or are they protecting the world? In this vel, one Buddhist priest struggles with the dictates of his inherited orthodoxy, while ather rebels. An American graduate student begins to suspect the mysterious purpose of the hidden buddhas, just as he falls in love with a beautiful Japanese artist who is haunted by an aborted child. The weaving of karma that brings these two together results in a tech-savvy half-Western, half-Japanese child who text-messages her way through the profane world to enlightenment. Tracing the lives of its characters through the late twentieth century to the present, from Paris to Kyoto to California, Hidden Buddhas turns a cosmopolitan eye on discipline and decadence in religion, fashion, politics, and modern life. Liza Dalby is an anthropologist and writer specializing in Japan. She lives in Berkeley, California.
- Author BiographyAnthropologist (PhD Stanford) and writer (Geisha, Tales of Murasaki) best known for having become the the only westerner ever to become a geisha. Her story was dramatized on US network TV. In 2004 served as geisha consultant to film of Arthur Golden's novel, Memoirs of a Geisha.
- Author(s)Liza Dalby
- PublisherStone Bridge Press
- Date of Publication29/10/2009
- SubjectGeneral & Literary Fiction
- Place of PublicationBerkeley CA
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintStone Bridge Press
- Content Note8 B&W illustrations
- Weight599 g
- Width152 mm
- Height229 mm
- Spine28 mm
- Format DetailsTrade paperback (US)
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