Motohiko Izawa

Born in Japan, 1954, Nagoya native. Writer of historical nonfiction and mystery novels.

(111)Section 5: The Rise and Fall of Polytheistic Civilization II

Chapter 1: The Indus 12-2 A Battle for Dominance—Zen and Confucianism in China and Japan    In Japan, Zen Buddhism transformed the mundane into the exqui...

(110)Section 5: The Rise and Fall of Polytheistic Civilization II

Chapter 1: The Indus 12-1 A Battle for Dominance—Zen and Confucianism in China and Japan    When the founder of the Soto school of Zen Buddhism first arri...

(109)Section 5: The Rise and Fall of Polytheistic Civilization II

Chapter 1: The Indus 1-1 Oda Nobunaga—Frontrunner for Religious Freedom    By the latter half of the sixteenth century, Japan was embroiled in a bloody re...

(108)Section 5: The Rise and Fall of Polytheistic Civilization II

Chapter 1: The Indus 1-1 Oda Nobunaga—Frontrunner for Religious Freedom    Several Buddhist congregations dedicated to the exclusive worship of Amitabha s...

(107)Section 5: The Rise and Fall of Polytheistic Civilization II

Chapter 1: The Indus 10-2 The Monotheistic Holy War of Japanese Buddhism    From the very beginning, the teachings of Mahayana Buddhism have guaranteed the...

(106)Section 5: The Rise and Fall of Polytheistic Civilization II

Chapter 1: The Indus 10-1 The Monotheistic Holy War of Japanese Buddhism    Having traversed continents and the great Silk Road, the Buddhism that emerged ...