Koyasan Shingon Buddhism

Koyasan Shingon Buddhism

A non-narrative film from the head temple of the Shingon esoteric sect in Japan.

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Shikoku Pilgrimage (Sacred Journeys)

Shikoku Pilgrimage

A look at one of Japan’s most sacred pilgrimages through the eyes of American Pilgrims.

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Marathon Monks of Mount Hiei

Marathon Monks of Mount Hiei

The extraordinary pilgrimage of a Buddhist monk belonging to the Tendai sect of Buddhism in Japan.

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Zen, Japanese Arts and Culture

Zen, Japanese Arts and Culture

A look at the influence of Zen on all aspects of Japanese art and culture.

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Zen, in Search of Enlightenment

Zen, in Search of Enlightenment

A look at Zen training at the Japanese Rinzai School of Zen Buddhism Shogen ji Monastery in Shimizu-ku, Shizuoka, Japan.

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Reactor with Michael Stone

Reactor with Michael Stone

A film that follows Michael Stone on his unusual pilgrimage to Japan in 2012.

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Mummies who made Themselves

Mummies who made Themselves

A fascinating look at the practice of self-mummification as practiced by members of the Shingon sect in Japan.

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Chinese Treasures in Japan: Finding Muxi

Chinese Treasures in Japan: Finding Muxi

A look at the works of the great Chinese ch’an artist Mu-xi, and his work, which now only survives in Japan.

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Chinese Treasures in Japan: Ink Art

Chinese Treasures in Japan: Ink Art

A look at the Chinese calligraphic arts that have been preserved in Japan, and their influence on Japanese culture.

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Japan: Ink Painting, Landscapes of the Mind

A look at the development of ink painting in Japan after its introduction from China and its relationship to western art forms.

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