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TACHIKAWA Musashi
TACHIKAWA Musashi
National Museum of Ethnology・Professor Emeritus
Research Specialization
Individual Research Projects
Personal website

Academic Qualifications:

  • B.A. Nagoya Univ. 1964
  • M.A. Nagoya Univ. 1966
  • Ph.D. Harvard Univ. 1975
  • D.Litt. Nagoya Univ. 1985

Geographical areas of Interest:

India, Tibet, Nepal

Ethnic groups:

Indians,Maharashtriyans,Newar,Tibetans

Discipline:

Indian and Buddhist studies, the profance and sacred, the structure of the world; mandala, yoga and emptiness.

Publications:

2003
Mother-Goddesses in Kathmandu, Adroit Publishers, Delhi
2001
Tree Hundred and Sixty Buddhist Deities, M. ,Mori and S. ,Yamaguti (eds. ), Adroit Publishers, Delhi
2001
"Iconology of the Sacred" Newsletter 26, p.6, International Institute for Asian Studies, Leiden University, Nov. 2001
2001
"The Introductory Part of the Kiranavali", The Journal of Indian Philosophy, Vol.29, Nos.1-2
2001
"The Sixteen Bodhisattvas in the Dharmadhatu Mandala. ", Bulletin of the National Museum of Ethnology, Vol.25, No.4, pp.537-623
2000
Puja and Sanskara (TACHIKAWA, Musashi, Shinobu HINO and Lalita DEODHAR), Motilal Banarsidass, p.177, Delhi
2000
Indian Fire Ritual (TACHIKAWA, Musashi, Shrikant BAHURKAR and Maahavi KOLHATKAR), Motilal Banarsidass, p.212, Delhi
2000
"Mandala visia lization and possession. " Samten G. Karmay, Yasuhiko Nagano(ed,) New Horizons in Bon Studies, Senri Ethnological Reports 15, National Museum of Ethnology, pp.227-247
2000
"The World and Amida Buddha," Toward a Contemporary Understanding of Pure Land Buddhism (ed. by D. Hirota), State University of New York Press, pp.223-240
2000
"Mandala Contemplation and Pure Land Practice," Toward a Contemporary Understanding of Pure Land Buddhism (ed. by D. Hirota), State University of New York Press, pp.101-124
1999
"How is World Sanctification Possible", Views of the Environment in Asian Countries: Their Relationship to Sustainable Development, pp.153-160, Asian-Pacific Center, The United Nations University
1999
"Hindu Thinking on Sakti: A Historical Perspective", M.Tanakaand M. Tachiakwa (eds.), Living with Sakti: Gender, Sexuality and Religion in South Asia, Senri Ethnological Studies 50: 21-32, National Museum of Ethnology
1998
"Time in Buddhism", Yasuhiko Nagano(ed.), Time, Language and Cognition, Senri Ethnological Studies No.45:123-142, National Museum of Ethnology
1998
"On the Introduction of Buddhism of Buddhist Thought to Japan", Japan in a Comparative Perspective, International Symposium No.12: 63-75, International Research Center for Japanese Studies
1997
An Introduction to the Philosophy of Nagarjuna, tr. by R. Giebel, Motilal Banarsidass, Delhi
1995
"Interpretation of Emptiness", HORIN, das Haus der Japaneischen Kultur, Dusseldorf, No.2: 81-92
1995
Five Hundred Buddhist Deities, Senri Ethnological Report 2, H. Mori and S. Yamaguchi (eds.) National Museum of Ethnology
1994
"The Concept of Universal in Bhavaviveka's Writings," Johannses Bronkhorst(ed ), Asiatische Studien Etudes Asiatiques, XLVIII-2: 891-902, Berlin
1993
"The Logical Structure of the Tetralemma in the Mulamadhyamakakarika", Dr. Miyasaka Koki Kinen Ronbunshu, pp.401-421, Hozokan
1993
"Mahayana Philosophies," Encyclopaedia of Spirituality, pp.188-202, Nanzan Institute for Religion and Culture
1993
"Homa in Vedic Ritual:The Structure of the Darsa-purnamasa", Senri Ethnological Studies No.36, pp.239-267
1991
"A Study of the Vajradhatu-mandala (1): Modern Line-drawings depicted according to the Nispannayogavali. " Bulletin of the National Museum of Ethnology 15-4:1073-1120
1991
The Ngor Mndalas of Tibet, Linguistics of the Names of Deities, S. Onoda, Y. Noguchi, K. Tanaka (eds.) The Centre for East Asian Cultural Studies
1990
"The Mandala: Its Structure and Functions," The Ngor Mandalas of Tibet, The Centre for East Asian Cultural Studies, pp.xxi-xxxv
1989
Three Works of Vasubandhu in Sanskrit Manuscript, K. Mimaki, A. Yuyama (eds.) The Centre for East Asian Cultural Studies
1988
A Catalogue of the United States Library of Congress Collection of Tibetan literature in Microfiche, Part 2. The International Institute for Buddhist Studies, Tokyo, Y. Nagano, F. Taniguchi, S. Onoda (eds )
1985
A Catalogue of the Gedan Sungrab Minyam Gyunphel Series (Part 1), Studia Asiatica No.7, The Department of Indian Philosophy, Nagoya University
1985
An Ancient Indian Homa Ritual, The Department of Indian Philosophy Nagoya University
1984
"Two Kinds of Negations in the Mulamadhyamakakarika," Proceedings of the Thirty-First International Congress of Human Sciences in Asia and North Africa Toho Gakkai
1984
"Materials for Iconographic Studies of the Eight Mother-Goddesses in the Kathmandu valley, Part 1: Plates" Monumenta Serindica, No.12, A.A.Institute, pp.1-122
1984
"Materials for Iconographic Studies of Mother-Goddesses in the Kathmandu valley, Part1-2," Monumenta Serindica, No.15, A.A.Institute, pp.1-122
1983
"A Hindu Worship Service in Sixteen Steps, Shodasa-upacara-puja", Bulletin of the National Museum of Ethnology, Vol.8, No.1, pp.104-186
1983
A Catalogue of the United States Library of Congress Collection of Tibetan literature in Microfiche, Part1, The International Institute for Buddhist Studies, Tokyo. T. Kesan, S. Onoda (eds. )
1981
The Structure of the World in Udayana's Realism, Reidel, Holland (Harvard Ph.D. )
1980
"Pratiyasamutpada in the Dedication of the Mulamadhyamakakarika," The Adyar Library Bulletin, Dr. K. Kunjunni Raja Felicicitation Volume, Vols. 44-45, pp.639-653(-81)
1980
"A logical analysis of the Mulamadhyamakakarika," in M. Nagatomi (ed. ), Sanskrit and Indian studies: essays in honour of Daniel H. H. Ingalls, pp.159-181, Reidel
1979
Catalogue of Tibetan Works Kept in Joraku-ji Temple Library (Studia Asiatica No. 4), The Department of Indian Philosophy, Nagoya University
1974
"A Study of Buddhapalita's Mulamadhyamakavrtti(1)", The journal of the faculty of Literature, Nagoya University. pp.63:1-19
1974
"A Note on Sa skya pa's lam hbras Doctrine", Japanese Association for Tibetan Studies, No.20
1971
"A Sixth-Century Manual of Indian Logic" Journal of Indian Philosophy, Vol.1, Part 2: 111-145, Dordrecht-Holland

Exhibitions:

2003
special exhibition: Mandala - Deities of Tibetan and Nepalese Buddhism (March 13, 2003 - June 17, 2003)