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Hokkeji and the Reemergence of Female Monastic Orders in Premodern Japan
By Lori Meeks
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The Buddhist convent known as Hokkeji, founded in the eighth century in the old capitol of Nara, fell into decline and was all but forgotten for centuries before reemerging in the Kamakura period (1185-1333) as an important pilgrimage site and as the location of a reestablished monastic order for women.