Tachikawa Bibliography

Japanese Works

  1. Fukuda, Ryosei. A Study of Materials belonging to the Tachikawa School, Part II : Index to the Konkusho.
  2. Manabe, Shunsho. Jakyö Tachikawa-ryö. Tokyo: Chikuma Shobö, 1999.
  3. Mizuhara, Gyoei. Jakyo Tachikawa-ryu no kenkyu (Tokyo, 1931: A Study of the Heterodox Tachikawa Sect). Kyoto: Toyama Shobu, 1968.
  4. Moriyama, S. Tachikawa Jakyo to sono Shakaitekina Haikei no Kenkyu. Tokyo: Shinkano-en, 1965.
  5. Utagawa, T. Shingon Tachikawa Ryu no Hiho. Tokyo: Tokuma Books, 1981.

Essays and Papers

  1. Kabanov, Alexander. The Basic Tenets of the Tachikawa-ryu and its Underground Rituals in Medieval Japan.
  2. Ruppert, Brian O. Pearl in the Shrine: A Genealogy of the Buddhist Jewel of the Japanese Sovereign. [Japanese Journal of Religious Studies 29:1-2, 2002]
  3. Sanford, James H. Dakini Skulls, Horse Penises, and Human Vajras: Some Elements of Tachikawa Ritual. [Annual Meeting of the Society for Tantric Studies, Syracuse, N.Y.]
  4. Sanford, James H. The Abominable Tachikawa Skull Ritual. [Monumenta Nipponica, 46:1, 1991.]
  5. Sanford, James H. Wind, Waters, Stupas, Mandalas: Fetal Buddhahood in Shingon. [Japanese Journal for Religious Studies 21:1-2, 1997]
  6. Stevens, John. Esoteric Buddhism and the Role of Sex in Religion.
  7. White, David G. Blood and Semen in Ayurveda, Hatha Yoga, and Alchemy.

Books in English (reporting a few things about the school)

  1. Czaja, Michael. Gods of Myth and Stone: Phallicism in Japanese Folk Religion. New York: Weatherhill, 1974.
  2. Faure, Bernard. The Red Thread: Buddhist Approaches to Sexuality. Princeton University Press, 1998.
  3. Gulik, Robert van. Sexual Life in Ancient China. Leiden, Netherlands: Brill, 1974.
  4. Stevens, John. Lust for Enlightenment: Buddhism and Sex. Boston: Shambhala, 1990.
  5. White, David Gordon (ed.). Tantra in Practice. Princeton University Press, 2000.

For those who read French

  1. Strickmann, Michel. Mantras et mandarins: le bouddhisme tantrique en Chine. Paris: Gallimard. 1996.