International Institute for Asian Studies: The Newsletter
Publisher PDF: the final published version of the article, with professional formatting and typesetting
Religion | Religious Thought, Theology and Philosophy of Religion
Three cycles of change characterize the evolution of Japanese Buddhist temples in Hawai‘i: the early years, the war years, and the contemporary period. This brief article explores women’s roles and patterns of adaptation to local circumstances over generations during these cycles of change. Special attention is given to the experiences of Japanese immigrant Buddhist women in the Jōdo Shinshū school of Buddhism. The aim is to show how Japanese women who immigrated to Hawai‘i helped shape a uniquely local flavor of Buddhism, made significant contributions to Jōdo Shinshū’s development, and helped ensure the continuity of Buddhist traditions up to the modern period.
Digital USD Citation
Tsomo, Karma Lekshe, "Sea Changes in the Lives of Japanese Buddhist Women in Hawai‘i" (2023). Theology and Religious Studies: Faculty Scholarship. 32.
Original publication information: 'Sea Changes in the Lives of Japanese Buddhist Women in Hawai‘i', Tsomo, K. L., The Newsletter, no. 94, Spring 2023, 6-7. International Institute for Asian Studies.
Shared with permission of the author and editor.