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Author Aoki, Shinmon, 1937-2022.
青木新門, 1937-

Title Na guan fu ri ji / Qingmu Xinmen ; Xiao Yunjing, Han Huiru, Liao Yiya yi.
納棺夫日記 / 青木新門 ; 蕭雲菁, 韓惠如, 廖怡雅 譯.

Publication Info. Taibei Xian Sanchong Shi : Xin yu chu ban she, 2009.
台北縣三重市 : 新雨出版社, 2009.


Location Call No. Status
 Farmington, Main Library - Adult Department  CHINESE FIC AOKI    Check Shelf
Edition Chu ban.
Description 285 pages ; 22 cm.
Series Hao shu fang ; 01
好書坊 ; 01
Hao shu fang (Xin yu chu ban she) ; 01.
好書坊 (新雨出版社) ; 01.
Summary 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.
Subject Aoki, Shinmon, 1937-2022.
Shin (Sect)
Death -- Religious aspects -- Buddhism.
Undertakers and undertaking -- Japan -- Biography.
Aoki, Shinmon, 1937-2022. (OCoLC)fst01949107
Buddhism. (OCoLC)fst00840028
Death -- Religious aspects -- Buddhism. (OCoLC)fst00888653
Shin (Sect) (OCoLC)fst01116010
Undertakers and undertaking. (OCoLC)fst01161039
Japan. (OCoLC)fst01204082
Genre/Form Autobiographies. (OCoLC)fst01919894
Chinese language materials.
Biographies. (OCoLC)fst01919896
Added Author Xiao, Yunjing.
Han, Huiru.
Liao, Yiya.
Added Title Nōkanfu nikki. Chinese
ISBN 9789862270349 (paperback)
9862270349 (paperback)
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