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By Kyoko Motomuchi Nakamura

this can be the 1st number of Buddhist legends in Japan, and those tales shape the repertoire of staggering occasions and ethical examples that later Buddhist clergymen used for preaching to the folks. As Kyokai describes his personal intentions, "By modifying those tales of dazzling occasions i need to drag the folks ahead via the ears, supply my hand to steer them to solid, and exhibit them the way to cleanse their toes of evil" (p.222).
Nakamura's booklet is really works in a single: first an creation to the Nihon ryoiki, after which an annotated translation. The advent analyzes the lifetime of the writer and the impact of past writings, and gives a necessary synthesis of the area view mirrored within the work.
The annotated translation renders the multiple hundred tales into English narrative, with copious notes. tricky phrases are pointed out within the textual content with the unique chinese language characters, whereas historic issues and Buddhist technical phrases are defined within the footnotes.

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