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Coffinman : The Journal of a Buddhist Mortician
Author Yokoyama, Wayne Shigeto ; Unno, Taitetsu ; Turner, Jon ; Aoki, Shinmon
Date2004.04.01
Pages142
PublisherIndependent Publishers Group
Publisher Url http://www.ipgbook.com/
LocationChicago, IL, US [芝加哥, 伊利諾伊州, 美國]
Content type書籍=Book
Language英文=English
Keyword心靈=Spiritual; 死亡與臨終=Death and Dying; 佛教人物=Buddhist; 信心=Belief=Faith; 淨土宗=Pure Land Buddhism=Shin Buddhism ; 傳記=Biography; 編年史=年代記=Chronicle
AbstractShinmon Aoki is the author of two poetry collections and a selection of essays in Japanese. He lives in Toyama, Japan.

This story looks at one man's very personal struggle to engage his Shin Buddhist faith to make sense of his experiences with the dead and dying. Shinmon Aoki is forced by extreme financial circumstances into a job in one of the most despised professions in Japanese society, that of the nokanfu, one who washes and prepares dead bodies for burial. Shunned by family and friends and burdened by his own initial revulsion for his work, Aoki throws himself into the job with a fervor that attracts the attention of the townsfolk and earns him the title of Coffinman. In this spiritual autobiography, Aoki chronicles his progression from repulsion to a gradual realization of the tranquility that accompanies death. He assists the uninitiated in gaining an understanding of the basic principles of Shin Buddhism and its concepts of death and dying. Also included are definitions of key terms and phrases and a bibliography.
ISBN0972139508
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Created date2005.03.25



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