Steve McCarty deposited Essence of Womanhood in the Fable ‘Ama’: 「海女」の和英翻訳・歴史的研究・解釈 in the group Buddhist Studies on Humanities Commons 1 year, 6 months ago
This paper renders the ancient folktale ‘Ama’ (Woman Diver) into English, investigates its origins, and interprets its timeless significance. From a prehistoric oral tradition, it evolved into a temple chronicle and a Noh play. The paper includes a summary in Japanese, and all the references are in Japanese. With a moving story and vivid symbolism, the legend of the woman diver combines a prehistoric little tradition with the great tradition of Buddhism, going beyond the Lotus Sutra to unprecedented implications about women and Buddhahood.