On “Ten to Chi to (天と地と)”(2) –Resources

Before I try to write another long article, I would like to share with you some links that may be interesting to those who would like to know more about the background of Yuzu’s “Ten to Chi to” program.

<UESUGI Kenshin>

*Wikipedia (English)of UESUGI Kenshin https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Uesugi_Kenshin

*Wikipedia (English) of “Battles of Kawanakajima (川中島の戦い)”https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battles_of_Kawanakajima

*This tweet shares with us some video links to introduce UESUGI Kenshin. Although those videos are in Japanese, I know some international fans are studying Japanese very hard, and have a good command of Japanese, and there are many Japanese fans who are willing to help international fans with translation if necessary.


*Vaiśravaṇa (Sanskrit) (Wikipedia): https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vai%C5%9Brava%E1%B9%87a

*English explanation of Bishamonten by Mr. Mark Schumacher: https://www.onmarkproductions.com/html/bishamonten.shtml

 –Mr. Schumacher’s site (A to Z Photo Dictionary Japanese Buddhist Statuary) is a very useful site to understand the concepts of Japanese Buddhism.

see also:

explanation of “Four Heavenly Kings (四天王)” https://www.onmarkproductions.com/html/shitenno.shtml

explanation of “Kichijoten (吉祥天)” https://www.onmarkproductions.com/html/kichijouten.html

*According to this poster, The Nara National Museum held a special exhibition focusing on Bishamonten in early 2020, and this person kindly shows an English leaflet he/she got there. Unfortunately, sentences are not fully captured in this photo, but this gives us good vocabulary and some knowledge when we would like to talk about Bishamonten in English.

*Nara National Museum’s web page for Special Exhibition dedicated to Bishamonten (Japanese) https://www.narahaku.go.jp/exhibition/2020toku/bishamon/bishamon_index.html

<Heike Monogatari (The Tale of Heike, 平家物語)>

*Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Tale_of_the_Heike

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