Review: Women Living Zen . By Paula Kane Robinson Arai.The Journal of Asian Studies (2000)
This is an anthropological study, carried out with love, care, and attention to detail, of the Japanese Sōtō nuns.Why would modern (Japanese) women want to give up the comforts of modern life, part with their beautiful hair - a powerful symbol of womanhood - and become monastics? What are their self-perceptions and their daily lives life? Arai ably answers these questions.
- Japanese Sōtō Nuns,
- Sōtō Zen Nuns
Publication DateNovember 1, 2000
Citation InformationMichiko Yusa. "Review: Women Living Zen . By Paula Kane Robinson Arai." The Journal of Asian Studies Vol. 59 Iss. 4 (2000) p. 1013 - 1014
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/michiko_yusa/32/