ガンディーと共に暮らす--1930年代の日印関係と藤井日達のインド体験 [in Japanese] Living with Gandhi: Rev. Fujii Guruji in India and Indo-Japan relations in the 1930s [in Japanese]
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This paper addresses Mahatma Gandhi's views on the Japanese in the 1930s throught the analysis of exchanges between Gandhi and rev. Fujii Nichidatsu (Fujii Guruji), who is the founder of the Japanese Buddhist sect, Nipponzan Myohoji. Fujii met Gandhi at his ashram in Wardha on 4 October 1933 and stayed there for two months. Thereafter, the two promoted intimate relations, which were described in Fujii's diary in detail and have so far been the topic of various arguments by scholars. However, this study examines Fujii's descriptions using other records on Gandhi, and from the background of Indo-Japan relations in the 1930s. In particular, the author discusses Gandhi's different attitudes towards Fujii's disciples and explains why Fujii and his disciples were able to maintain an intimate relation with Gandhi in spite of his critical opinions on the Japanese army's aggression against China.
東洋文化研究所紀要 159, 360-322, 2011-03