Takahiko Kameyama

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Takahiko Kameyama  |  Research Fellow  |Buddhist Studies, History of Japanese Religion, Research on Buddhist Manuscripts in Japan 

Takahiko Kameyama mainly examines a large amount of Buddhist scriptures (shōgyō 聖教) which have been inherited in multiple Buddhist temples in Japan and attempts to reveal the foundational characteristics of Japanese Buddhist thought. He also discusses its significance in the comprehensive history of Japanese philosophy. Specifically, Kameyama focuses on the doctrine and rituals of Shingon Esoteric Buddhism which were transmitted by Kukai 空海, a patriarch of this Buddhist tradition, in early Heian 平安 time period and discuss how these Esoteric doctrine and rituals were significantly developed after him, especially during medieval time period.

E-Mail: kameyama.takahiko.4w*kyoto-u.ac.jp  
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BA, Economics, Faculty of Economics, Kagawa University, 2000-2004.
MA, Buddhist Studies, Faculty of Letters, Ryukoku University, 2004-2006.
Ph.D., Buddhist Studies, Faculty of Letters, Ryukoku University, 2006-2010.
Exchange Student, Institute of Buddhist Studies, 2009-2010.
Research Student, Faculty of Letters, Ryukoku University, 2010-2013.
Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Institute of Buddhist Studies, 2013-2015.
Research Assistant, Research Center for World Buddhist Cultures, Ryukoku University, 2015-2019.
Adjunct Instructor, Ryukoku University, 2015-present.
Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Research Center for Buddhist Cultures in Asia, 2019-2020.
Researcher, Kokoro Research Center, Kyoto University, 2020-present.
Representative Member, Kamishichiken bunko, LLC, 2020-present.
Ryukoku University Ph.D. (Literature)